The IPO Buzz: Diapers, Money and Drugs

All eyes were on the NASDAQ this morning when The Honest Company, Inc. (HNST) – founded by actress  Jessica Alba – started trading. The Honest Co., known for its environmentally friendly diapers, priced its IPO on Tuesday night, May 4th, at $16 – slightly above the mid-point of its $14-to-$17 range – on 25.8 million […]

May 5, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: From Healthcare to Hollywood

Healthcare shares the limelight with Hollywood this week. Bankers expect to raise about $2.2 billion from seven IPOs. The deals range from home healthcare provider Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AVAH proposed) and Privia Health Group, Inc. (PRVA proposed), a doctors’ platform, to Hollywood powerhouse Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (EDR proposed). Privia Health, a platform for […]

April 27, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Upsized UiPath in Play

UiPath (PATH proposed), the robotic automation software company, raised eyebrows with the upsizing of its IPO early today. The buzz is that UiPath is “the deal of the week.” But the mood is cautious after the heartbreak of AppLovin (APP), which slid 18.5 percent on its April 15th debut. Bankers expect to raise about $3.6 […]

April 19, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Alkami’s IPO & COIN’s Direct Listing

Alkami Technology, Inc.  (ALKT proposed), a digital banking platform, is generating early IPO buzz this week – along with the NASDAQ direct listing of Coinbase Global (COIN proposed), the biggest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange. Bankers expect to raise about $5 billion from eight IPOs this week. That estimated volume does not include the Coinbase direct listing. […]

April 12, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Reality Check

The IPO market just got a reality check. The outlook is much more cautious after Monday’s hedge fund bombshell and last week’s dismay over some hot IPOs, notably DigitalOcean (DOCN), sailing into rocky waters and opening lower.  On Friday, the market regained some equilibrium, with two biotech IPOs scoring moonshots on their first day of […]

March 29, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Cruise on the DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is the IPO cruise that everyone wants to take this week. The cloud company, which caters to small and medium-sized businesses, is leading an IPO Calendar with 18 names  – 15 IPOs in the $100 million-and-up category – and three small-cap offerings. Bankers expect to raise about $5.8 billion, based on mid-point pricing for […]

March 23, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Crazy About Coupang and Roblox

Coupang (CPNG proposed) raised its price range early today to $32 to $34 – up from $27 to $30 initially – amid reports of huge demand for this $4 billion IPO by “the Amazon of South Korea.” About the same time, the phones at IPOScoop started ringing wildly as investors sought more information on video […]

March 9, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Oscar Time

Oscar Health (OSCR proposed) increased its IPO’s size at pricing – 37 million shares at $39 each – $1 above its upwardly revised range –  on Tuesday night. Oscar took a beating – opening at $36 and closing at $34.80 – in its debut on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. For the record, […]

March 2, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Oscar Health Sets Terms for March Debut

Oscar is on the IPO market’s mind today, but we’re not talking about the golden boy on the red carpet. Oscar Health (OSCR proposed), the health insurance platform co-founded by Joshua Kushner and Mario Schlosser,  filed terms early Monday morning for its IPO of 31 million shares at $32 to $34 each – with estimated […]

February 22, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Bumble’s Hot Date with The Street

Bumble (BMBL proposed) is getting ready for her first big date with the Street – and it looks like one hot pre-Valentine’s Day match. The mobile dating app, which gives the woman the power to make the first move in a match with a man, priced its IPO tonight at $43 a share on 50 […]

February 10, 2021 Read More
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