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Zillow files for $51.8M IPO

Real estate and housing data company Zillow Inc. filed with U.S. securities regulators on Monday for an initial public offering of up to $51.8 million. Get the full story »

Goldman, Morgan Stanley may lead Groupon IPO

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason speaking in August 2010 at Groupon's headquarters, 600 W. Chicago Ave. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Groupon is likely to pick Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead a second-half initial public offering that could value the fast-growing daily deals site at $15 billion to $20 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Groupon could raise as much as $1 billion in the IPO, which could come in the second half of 2011, although the exact size had not yet been determined, said the source, who was not authorized to speak to the media. Get the full story »

Zipcar up 58% in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Zipcar soared 66 percent in early Nasdaq trading on Thursday as investors sought to buy into the leader of the growing U.S. car-sharing industry. Get the full story »

Dunkin’ hires JPMorgan, Barclays to lead IPO

A busy morning at the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in the village of Posen. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Tribune)

Dunkin’ Brands Inc. has hired J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Barclays PLC to lead an initial public offering of its Dunkin’ Donuts unit this summer, CNBC’s Kate Kelly reported Thursday, without citing sources.

The IPO would seek to raise between $500 million and $700 million, she said. Get the full story »

McDonald’s franchisee rises 25% in debut

Shares of Arcos Dorados Holdings, a large South American franchisee of fast-food chain McDonald’s, rose 27 percent in their stock market debut as investors clamored for exposure to the famous brand in a region with booming consumer spending. Get the full story »

McDonald’s franchisee IPO raises 43% more

Arcos Dorados Holdings, a large South American franchisee of U.S. fast-food chain McDonald’s sold more shares than originally planned at a price above the proposed range in an IPO on Wednesday, a source familiar with the deal said. Get the full story »

CBOE chief’s pay dwarfs rivals at NYSE, CME

CBOE Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Officer William Brodsky, who steered the operator of the biggest U.S. options market through an initial public offering last June, received a giant pay boost for his efforts. Get the full story »

Ally, former GM finance arm, files for IPO

Ally Financial filed Thursday for an initial public offering that will allow the U.S. government to sell down its majority stake in the bailed-out auto and mortgage lender. Get the full story »

Zipcar prices IPO stock at $14 to $16 per share

Car-sharing service Zipcar Inc. and some of its investors will sell 8.33 million shares of stock for $14 to $16 each in an initial public offering. Get the full story »

Large McDonald’s franchisee files for U.S. IPO

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc, a large South American franchisee of U.S. fastfood chain McDonald’s Corp, is planning to raise about $875 million in a stock offering and list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Get the full story »

LinkedIn tops 100M members in IPO run-up

LinkedIn Corp. said it reached 100 million members Tuesday, as the professional social-networking site grows to include nearly a million teachers, dozens of Elvis impersonators and one “martini whisperer.”

The milestone comes as LinkedIn gears up for a much-anticipated initial public offering of stock expected to open the IPO floodgates forĀ  social-networking sites. Get the full story »

IPO could value Groupon at up to $25 billion

Daily deals website Groupon could be valued at as much as $25 billion in an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing two people with knowledge of the company’s discussions with banks.

FINRA warns of Facebook share scams

The wild popularity of Facebook and other social media sites has spawned a cottage industry of con artists promising average investors a chance to cash in on the frenzy through shares in the companies before their initial public offerings.

While the pre-IPO offerings may be real, investors must be aware that the people touting them may be frauds, the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said Tuesday. Get the full story »

Popular IPO values HCA at $30-$31 a share

The initial public offering of HCA, the biggest U.S. for-profit hospital chain, is well oversubscribed and could price above the proposed range Wednesday, sources familiar with the situation said.

Although analysts warn of long-term risks related to HCA’s big debt and uncertainties surrounding U.S. health care reform, investor interest in the shares dwarfs the deal’s size, the sources said. Get the full story »

Monroe Capital files for IPO

Monroe Capital Corp., a Chicago-based investment firm, plans to sell shares in an initial public offering of $150 million.

The firm, which makes debt and equity investments in companies with revenues from $20 million and $500 million, said it plans to use the proceeds to repay debt and to take additional stakes in portfolio companies. Get the full story »