Content about IPO

September 16, 2014

Washington Prime Group announced Tuesday it will acquire shopping center REIT Glimcher Realty Trust in a deal worth $4.3 billion.

September 8, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that media reports indicate could be worth as much as $24.3 billion, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.

August 27, 2014

The Michaels Companies Inc. reported a net loss of $48 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net income of $17 million in the year-ago period, as $68 million in costs associated with debt-extinguishment and drove the retailer into the red.

June 27, 2014

Michaels Cos. has raised $472 million in an initial public offering.

June 19, 2014

Apparel retailer American Apparel Inc. has fired its controversial founder Dov Charney as chairman, effective immediately, and has moved to fire him as CEO and president.

June 17, 2014

Michaels Cos. seeking as much as $528 million in its U.S. initial public offering, Bloomberg reported.

March 24, 2014

J. Crew Group Inc. Monday afternoon reported a 42% decrease in its fiscal fourth-quarter profit amid higher costs.

March 17, 2014

Chinese e-commerce platform provider Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is reportedly planning a U.S. initial public offering (IPO).

March 4, 2014

By most accounts, 2013 was a banner year for IPOs. According to Renaissance Capital, a total of 222 companies went public in 2013, marking the best year for the IPO market since 2000. As we predicted in a previous article in Chain Store Age, the retail and consumer products industry played a key role in this IPO activity, accounting for 19 offerings and $8.3 billion in proceeds. This marked a notable increase from the number of offerings seen in 2012 (15) and 2011 (12), according to Renaissance Capital.

January 20, 2014

Mexico's Grupo Gigante expects to raise up to 4.954 billion pesos ($374.14 million) in its initial public offering of Office Depot de Mexico shares, Reuters reported.

January 7, 2014

From online social sharing to location-based targeting to new payment technologies, the retail experience is being upended and disrupted in ways big and small. Ten companies are leading the charge.

December 27, 2013

Michaels Stores Inc., which has been privately held since 2006, is planning to launch an IPO in 2014.

November 11, 2013

While investors put a staggering $18 billion valuation on Twitter at its initial public offering last week, the potential direct-sales value of Twitter and other social networks for large enterprise businesses is potentially even bigger.

November 7, 2013

Twitter began trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7 after reportedly raising $1.82 billion in its IPO.

November 7, 2013

The Container Store Group, Inc. has completed its IPO of 14.375 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $18 per share, including 1.875 million shares sold in connection with the full exercise of the option to purchase additional shares granted to the underwriters.

October 17, 2013

Twitter has hired J.J. Hirschle, who directed media and entertainment advertising at Google, as its head of retail, according to various media reports.

September 13, 2013

Twitter publicly announced its intention to file for an IPO with a tweet yesterday afternoon.

April 17, 2013

Fairway Group Holdings Corp., operator of the Fairway Market grocery chain, said Wednesday that it raised $177.5 million in its initial public offering after pricing the shares above the marketed range.

November 15, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. announced it will acquire specialty tea chain Teavana Holdings for $620 million in a move to gain traction in the $40 billion global tea industry.

October 23, 2012

Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. is expected to raise about $120 million from its Initial Public Offering, should it sell the 5.2 million shares at between $22 and $24 each that the retailer said it is expecting to sell.

September 20, 2012

A report by Wall Street Journal said that Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. has filed plans for an initial public offering of up to $150 million in common stock.

September 5, 2012

Hudson’s Bay Co., owner of the Lord & Taylor and The Bay chains, plans to file for an initial public offering, according to The New York Times.

June 21, 2012

Retailers are always looking for new ways to reach customers, and the race to get onto Facebook walls and news feeds to increase brand exposure has never been greater.

But instead of shelling out dollars to pay for traditional Facebook ads and online banners, many companies are allowing shoppers to do the grunt work for them in an organic way. One of the latest trends is combining social sharing with gift giving, so consumers can send presents — from gift cards to apparel — to others via Facebook.