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    Petco Holdings Inc. filed Monday for an initial public offering, which would be the third in the past three decades for the pet-focused retailer. The San Diego-based chain last left the public markets in by Leonard Green& Partners and Texas Pacific Group. The company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission did not identify the exchange on which Petco expects to list nor other plans, such as the number of shares it will sell.

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    Financial software maker SunGard said on Monday it would withdraw its plans for an initial public offering as it plans to pursue an alternative deal. SunGard filed with U.S. regulators in June for an initial public offering of its common stock.

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    Former eBay exec ousted, company says he was not good' long-term fit'. Dating app Tinder is reinstalling co-founder Sean Rad as CEO just five months after he was replaced following a sexual harassment lawsuit. The company said late Wednesday that Rad will take back the reins from Christopher Payne, a former eBay executive who gave the fast-growing startup more experience at the top.

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    Brazilian state-controlled bank Caixa Econômica Federal's planned listing of its insurance unit is winning strong interest from investors in early marketing meetings, with some willing to anchor the deal by buying significant stakes, four sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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    Instructure is planning an initial public offering later this year that could value the education software company at $500 million to $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Instructure, based in Salt Lake City, has hired Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) to help prepare for the IPO, which has been filed confidentially, the people said.

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    * Shares touch a high of $23.10. * Company valued at $1.5 billion at that price. By Rachel Chitra and Richa Naidu. Shares of boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc (HLI), which advised on the bankruptcies of Enron and Lehman Brothers, rose as much as 10 pct percent in their debut after the firm's scaled-down offering was priced below the expected range.

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    Shares of boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc. (HLI) surged 7% on their first day of trading Thursday, after pricing a dollar below their initial public offering range. Shares climbed to as high as $22.48, compared with their issue price of $21. The Los Angeles-based bank sold 10.5 million shares to raise $220.5 million. Shareholders had planned to sell 13.1 million shares at $22 to $24, earlier regulatory filings showed.

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    Financial software giant Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) has lifted SunGard from the initial public offering runway for $9.1 billion in the buyer's biggest acquisition to date. FIS announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire the PE-backed Wayne, Pa.-based financial technology vendor for $9.1 billion in cash and stock.

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    Alibaba (BABA) downgraded to neutral at Wedbush on China economy concerns. It has been 11 months since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) went public in the biggest initial public offering on record, but some of the concerns raised by analysts and industry commentators ahead of its IPO have started to play out. Since going public, the company has dealt with regulatory inquiries, an embattled Chinese economy and decelerating sales growth.

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    L.A. investment bank raises more than $220 million in offering. Boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey priced its initial public offering at $21 a share, below expectations, according to a person familiar with the offering. The deal raised $220.5 million by selling 10.5 million shares, according to the person.

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    Houlihan Lokey Inc's initial public offering was priced at $21 per Class A share, below the IPO range of $22-$24, according to an underwriter. The IPO raised $220.5 million for the company's shareholders and valued the boutique advisory firm at about $1.37 billion. The company also cut the size of its offering to 10.5 million shares from 13.1 million, the underwriter said.

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    Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) shares are up 85.10% to $37.02 in afternoon trading on Wednesday, after the biopharmaceutical company priced its 6 million share IPO at $20 per share. The announced IPO price is ahead of the company's previous IPO price guidance between $16 and $18 per share.

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    Likely to be first of flood of business-technology firms in market. Pure Storage Inc., a data-storage startup valued at roughly $3 billion by its investors, filed Wednesday to go public in what is likely to be the first of a flood of business-technology firms in the IPO market. The company boasts the hallmarks of the latest class of hot tech startups: Fast growth and heavy losses.

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    Data storage company Pure Storage Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith are among the underwriters to the IPO. Pure Storage makes flash-based storage devices, which are typically much faster than storage that runs on hard disk drives.

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    Neiman Marcus recently filed for an initial public offering with the Security and Exchange Commission. The company filed for a $100 million IPO. The luxury retailer was publicly traded until 2005 and then acquired by the private equity firms Warburg Pincus and TPG.

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    The news about Google's (GOOG) reorganization fits the big picture pattern perfectly -- the company's stock is on the rise. A couple weeks ago, our analysis showed this chart, in a zoomed-in view of daily price bars. That spike not only blew by the upper 3 and 4 standard deviation bands, but spiked to test the upper 6 standard deviation band.