It’s the IPO market’s own version of “March Madness.” This week’s traffic could be the busiest since December 2010. There are nine deals on the calendar, which puts the month on track to be the second-busiest March since 2000.
Just ahead of the first day of spring, this week’s IPO Express rolls into the Wall Street Station with seven deals on board. One is from this year’s sizzling sector, while another is from a group that has fallen from grace.
Wall Street’s equities syndicate desks burned the midnight oil last week. Bankers got two IPOs priced and brought 15 secondary offerings to market. But that’s not all. They filed plans for four companies to go public, filed 11 amendments for IPOs updating their registration statements, and put three deals on this week’s new-issues calendar.
Facts show technology IPOs have been the driving force in this year’s new issues market. You won’t see any tech deals this week. But that doesn’t change this year’s hottest trend. Next week, there could be another fire-breathing tech dragon on the calendar; more about that later.
Don’t look now. We might – just might have – an IPO market. The signs are there.