The IPO Buzz: 2020 IPO Show Starts On Time

The 2020 IPO market is opening right on time, if recent history is a guide. Five deals are on the IPO Calendar for the week of Jan. 13, 2020, and four are from China; more on this in a minute. Listed below are the pricing dates for the year’s first IPO, going back over the […]

January 12, 2020 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2019 in the Rear-View Mirror

This time last year, the outlook was bright for 2019’s IPO market. The word coming from Silicon Valley was that a number of unicorns were getting ready to prance down the street. (No IPOs are set for January 2020’s first week; more on that later.) A unicorn is a privately owned company with a valuation […]

January 5, 2020 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Happy New Year!

The IPO Buzz will not be published today. IPOScoop is taking a brief break as the December holidays wind down. We will resume publishing the column after New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2020. Only one IPO was scheduled to start trading this week: Molecular Data (MKD proposed), a Shanghai-based chemicals e-commerce platform, said Monday that […]

December 29, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2019’s Unlikely Year-End Moonshot

The IPO market closed out 2019 last week with an unexpected opening-day moonshot. That was like a glass of complimentary Champagne just before the blank IPO Calendar for this holiday week, which includes Hanukkah and Christmas. The year-end moonshot came out of the blue last Thursday when Monopar Therapeutics (MNPR) scored an opening-day gain of […]

December 22, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2019’s Quiet Finale

This week may be the finale for the 2019 IPO market. The IPO Calendar has two small-cap deals this week. After that, there is nothing scheduled for the week of Hanukkah and Christmas and the week that follows. But not to worry; the IPO market is merely following history. Let’s take a look at the […]

December 15, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Seven IPOs in a $2.8 Billion Week

If you listen closely, you’ll hear the IPO band striking up for what might be 2019’s final parade. Bankers have seven offerings on this week’s IPO Calendar. They expect to raise nearly $2.8 billion. That’s good traffic in recent markets. Leading the pack, the experts say, are Bill.com Holdings (BILL proposed), a cloud-based unicorn that […]

December 8, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Big Names in the Wings

December opens with just one IPO on the calendar – in keeping with the trend for the first week of December over the past five years. Nevertheless, there is hope in the wind. Here are a few big names in the wings that have caught the attention of some IPO investors: Bill.com Holdings (BILL proposed), […]

December 1, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Lean Thanksgiving Menu

This week’s IPO Calendar has just two deals – a new name and a carryover from last week. This lean Thanksgiving menu is not at all unusual. The IPO world usually slows down for the week of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The new name is Alussa Energy Acquisition (ALUSU proposed) while LMP Automotive Holdings (LMPX […]

November 24, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Chips, SPACs and Saudi Aramco

Chips and SPACs are in the spotlight on this week’s IPO Calendar. And there’s big news about an IPO that the American public can’t buy – the long-awaited Saudi Aramco deal. (More on that gigantic IPO in a minute.) Bankers plan to price eight IPOs this week and raise about $684 million. Two chip companies […]

November 17, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Better-Than-Usual November

Two IPOs slipped on to the IPO Calendar late Thursday afternoon for pricing during the week of Nov. 18. That gave Wall Street some IPO action for the third week of November, when previously there was none. This isn’t to say that things have turned quiet. November 2019 is off to a better-than-usual start.(There’s just […]

November 11, 2019 Read More
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