April 15, 2015

Smart & Final Stores Inc. is pricing an underwritten public offering of 10 million shares of its common stock at $18.50 per share.

April 7, 2015

Party City is joining the initial public offering (IPO) party.

March 16, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy announced Friday the filing of a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with a proposed follow-on public offering of its common stock.

March 11, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Inc. is reportedly considering a cash investment in Indian e-commerce platform Snapdeal.

January 23, 2015

The underwriters of a public offering of 18.8 million shares of The Michaels Companies common stock have priced it at $23.52 per share.

October 2, 2014

Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair Inc. launches its initial public offering (IPO) today.

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 18, 2014

Wayfair filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to raise as much as $350 million on the public market.

July 21, 2014

General Electric is spinning off its Synchrony Financial consumer credit business in an initial public offering (IPO) and seeking a market valuation as high as $22 billion.

July 14, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba increased its valuation to $130 billion less than a month before its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

June 27, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

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

May 6, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the Chinese Web behemoth, filed paperwork on Tuesday for what some experts claim could be one of the biggest initial public offerings in U.S. history.

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.

February 7, 2014

Roundy’s, Inc. has set the pricing of an underwritten public offering of about 8.8 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $7 per share.

February 3, 2014

Roundy’s, Inc. will be offering 2,948,113 shares of its common stock, and certain selling stockholders will be offering 5,896,226 shares of the company’s common stock.

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.

December 27, 2013

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

November 19, 2013

Sprouts Farmers Market has commenced an underwritten public offering of 22.5 million shares of its common stock by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and certain other stockholders of the company. The underwriters of the offering will have the option to purchase up to an additional 3.375 million shares of common stock from the selling stockholders.

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.

November 6, 2013

Merger and acquisition activity was strong in the retail and consumer industry during the third quarter of 2013.

October 4, 2013

Twitter has officially filed for an IPO with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).