The IPO Buzz: Lightning in the IPO Sky

Lightning crackled in the IPO sky last week, driving the aftermarket performance of 2019’s IPOs into noteworthy territory. To get the story, all you have to do is look at the data on the website. (This week, biotech deals and Slack – a Direct Public Offering – dominate the IPO Calendar. We’ll get to […]

June 16, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Preview of a Billion-Dollar Week

This week’s IPO Calendar has four deals that add up to $1.42 billion  – and two are surrounded by investors’ interest. One is Chewy (CHWY proposed) and CrowdStrike Holdings (CRWD proposed) is the other. Each has its own story. Chewy was formed to offer the convenience of online shopping for pet products – everything from […]

June 9, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer and Slack

Once the Memorial Day holiday was over, the IPO Calendar came back to life. June opens with four deals this week looking to raise about $840 million, with another two IPOs set for the second week of the month. On June 20th, the day before summer begins, there is the Slack Technologies (WORK proposed) offering […]

June 2, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Break after a Blockbuster May

The IPO Calendar generally takes a short break for the Memorial Day holiday and this year looks to be no different. In past years, the holiday-shortened week produced slim pickings for Wall Street’s investment bankers. A quick reading gives us these stats: In 2018, two unit offerings were priced. In 2017, a single unit offering […]

May 27, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Wild Ride of the Unicorns

The blockbuster IPOs of companies valued at $1 billion or more, generally known as unicorns, have not been sprinkling magic dust on the new-issue calendar. Five such IPOs have come to market so far in 2019. Two worked out well, two flopped and the remaining one scored a modest gain above its IPO price. At […]

May 19, 2019 Read More
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