Aug 11, 2016

Kyushu Railway to list on Tokyo bourse on Oct. 25: sources

Southwestern Japan railway operator Kyushu Railway Co. will list on the Tokyo bourse’s main section on Oct. 25 in what would be the second-largest initial public offering in Japan this year, people close to the matter said Thursday. The company, commonly known as JR ...

Aug 4, 2016

Fidelity invests in Japanese printing startup RakSul before IPO

RakSul Inc., a Japanese printing startup that’s seeking to go public, has raised about ¥2.1 billion from investors, including Fidelity. FIL Investments (Japan) Ltd. mutual funds and five other investors including Development Bank of Japan Inc. and advertising agency OPT Holding Inc. bought new ...

Jul 27, 2016

Line posts a profit in its first report card since global IPO

Line Corp. posted a profit in its first earnings report since ushering in the year’s biggest technology debut, as monthly active users rose to 220 million. Japan’s largest mobile messaging service announced ¥2.56 billion ($24.3 million) of net income in the six months through ...

Jul 11, 2016

Line prices IPO at top of range in year's biggest tech debut

Line Corp. set the price of its initial public offering at the top of the targeted range and will exercise an option to sell more stock as investors shrug off market volatility caused by Britain’s decision to bolt from the European Union. The mobile-messaging ...

Jul 1, 2016

Kyushu Railway likely to go public in October

Southwestern Japan rail operator Kyushu Railway Co. has filed to list on the Tokyo bourse and is expected to go public in October, a source close to the matter said Friday. With an expected market capitalization of around ¥500 billion, the listing by the ...

Jun 28, 2016

Line shoots for ¥112 billion IPO amid market tumult

Line Corp., Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing ...

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

Jun 13, 2016

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

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Seven years after making a name for itself by hosting a “pink-slip party” for finance professionals left jobless during the global financial crisis, Japanese online recruiter BizReach Inc. is about to start putting some bankers to work. In August the career consultant will start ...