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NBC Universal enters into $500 million strategic investment partnership with Snap Inc.

It has been a great end to a good week for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat. The media company’s much discussed IPO debuted on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as its shares rose 44 percent, and now there’s even more news about the IPO. In a memo obtained by Re/code, NBC Universal CEO, Steve Burke, revealed that the company …

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e.l.f. beauty just filed for a $100 million IPO

Affordable cosmetics giant, e.l.f. beauty, has filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Oaklaind, Calif.-based company intends to apply to have its common stock approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ELF.” The company reported sales of $96.8 million for …

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Aritzia files for IPO on Toronto Stock Exchange

Canada-based women’s fashion retailer, Aritzia is going public. The vertically-integrated brand filed for an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange this past Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm purchased a majority stake in the in the retailer in 2005 and will sell its share in the IPO. Aritizia’ CEO Brian Hill will also sale …

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Draper Esprit opens IPO with $135.6 million initial capital raise

Draper Esprit plc is now a publicly traded fund in London and Ireland. The firm has been admitted to the London and Dublin stock exchanges with the stock tickers GROW.L and GRW.I, respectively, raising an initial £103 million ($135.6 million at current exchange rates) of capital. The team includes investing partners Simon Cook, Stuart Chapman, Brian Caulfield, Jonathan Sibilia, Olav …

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