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    Price guidance for a public sale of shares in Italy's Anima Holding has been narrowed to 4-4.25 euros per share, one day before the offering is due to close, a message to investors showed on Wednesday. An email sent to investors, seen by Reuters, said orders had been placed for all shares on offer at the top of the original 3.5-4.5 euros per share price range.

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    Hotel chain operator La Quinta Holdings (LQ), backed by the Blackstone Group (BX), priced its initial public offering shares at $17 each late Tuesday. The pricing fell below the initial $18 to $21 per share it anticipated in March in regulatory filings, putting an equity value on the chain of up to $2.5 billion.

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    Shares of La Quinta Holdings  were lower this morning on the hotel operator's first trading day by about 1.7% to $16.71 after pricing its initial public offering at $17 a share. The company is backed by Blackstone Group LP (BX), The company raised a lower than expected $650 million in its initial public offering. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    One of Ally Bank's latest television commercials features a customer who is reluctant to try new things. The spot flashes back to her traumatic memories:. --Her auto-piloted vacuum cleaner careened into her cat.

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    The Russian unit of German retailer Metro now has four banks working on its delayed initial public offering, with Morgan Stanley (MS) and Citibank working alongside Goldman Sachs (GS) and Sberbank, three financial sources said. Metro has delayed the stock market listing of a quarter of its Russian cash-and-carry wholesale operation because of market turmoil. Citibank and Goldman Sachs (GS) declined comment.

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    * Tentative IPO price range at 1,600-1800 yen. * Earlier estimate was 2,300 yen. * Japan stocks down 12 pct so far this year. By Ritsuko Ando. Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings slashed the estimated price of its initial public offering by as much as a third on Wednesday, leading its top shareholder Cerberus to forego an exit from an often fraught relationship.

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    MADRID-- Nigerian oil and gas firm Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC on Wednesday priced its initial public offering for a listing on the London Stock Exchange of 210 pence per share. The company will be listing in Nigeria as well, and will be the first to have a dual Nigeria/U. Based on the offer price, the total market capitalization of Seplat is roughly $1.91 billion.

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    Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings set the tentative price of its initial public offering at 1,600 to 1,800 yen per share, as much as 30 percent lower than an earlier estimate and said its largest shareholder, U.S. private equity firm Cerberus, would not participate.

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    HONG KONG-- The Chinese pork producer that bought Smithfield Foods Inc. in a landmark deal is planning to sell its shares at a valuation of 15 times to 20.8 times its forecast earnings for its multibillion-dollar initial public offering in Hong Kong, people familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The price range of the offering and the fundraising size are still to be decided, the people said. The company could raise up to $6 billion from the IPO, other people familiar with the...

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    The initial public offering of La Quinta Holdings (LQ), owned by the Blackstone Group (BX), was priced at $17 per share on Tuesday, valuing the hotel chain at about $2.1 billion. La Quinta's IPO raised $650 million, after its offering of 38.25 million shares was priced below an expected range of $18 to $21 a share. Irving, Texas-based La Quinta is selling all the shares in the offering.

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    Blackstone Group LP (BX) -owned La Quinta Holdings Inc's (LQ) initial public offering priced at $17 per share, according to Bloomberg, valuing the hotel chain at about $2.1 billion. La Quinta's IPO raised $650 million, after its offering of 38.25 million shares priced below an expected range of $18 to $21 a share, Bloomberg reported. Irving, Texas-based La Quinta is selling all the shares in the offering.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) priced its initial public offering below the expected price and plans to sell more shares than anticipated, according to media reports late Tuesday. The hotel chain plans to offer just under 38.3 million shares at $17 a share, Bloomberg News reported. La Quinta was expected to price 37.2 million shares between $18 and $21 a share.

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    Being disabused of fanciful dreams is often painful. So it has been for investors in Internet stocks, especially the Chinese variety. Take the initial public offering for Weibo, China's top Twitter- like microblog.

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    Sheridan Healthcare Inc, a physician services company, has hired banks for an initial public offering, which may raise between $400 million and $500 million, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Gigamon Inc. (GIMO) shares dropped toward their initial public offering price after the company cut its revenue outlook because a large expected order did not occur. Gigamon (GIMO) shares fell 24% to $19.92 on moderate volume after the network data traffic technology firm said it expects revenue of $31 million to $31.5 million, down from its previous outlook of $34 million to $35 million, after an expected emerging-markets transaction did not materialize.

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    Marketing software company Yodle has selected banks for an initial public offering that is expected to come later this year and could raise $100 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York-based company, backed by investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has chosen Credit Suisse AG and Deutsche Bank to lead the process, the people said on Monday.

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    Marketing software company Yodle has selected banks for an initial public offering that is expected to come later this year and could raise $100 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York-based company, backed by investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has chosen Credit Suisse AG and Deutsche Bank to lead the process, the people said on Monday.

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    An entity associated with GE Capital Aviation Services plans to raise about $700 million in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, IFR reported, citing sources familiar with the plans. The IPO could take place as soon as the second quarter of 2014, added IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication. GE Capital denied that the aircraft leasing company had applied for an IPO.