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

The IPO Buzz: Uber Postmortem & Nine Deals Ahead

An initial buying wave on Uber Technologies (UBER) turned into a selling panic when the $8.1 billion IPO finally opened at $42 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, down from an offering price of $45 on 180 million shares. All the public knew was the pre-opening quote was $46 to $48 and remained […]

May 12, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Uber’s IPO and a Traffic Jam

Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) leads a long list of 15 IPOs to market this week. For the record, this is the largest IPO Calendar since the week of July 28, 2014, when 22 deals were scheduled, and 17 IPOs got out the door, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. This week’s IPO […]

May 5, 2019 Read More
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