The IPO Buzz: Snap Storm

Last week it was Snap here, Snap there, everywhere a Snap, Snap. That’s right! Snap filed its proposed offering terms for its pending IPO. On Thursday morning, Feb. 16, Snap (SNAP – proposed) posted pricing terms to offer 200 million shares of Class A common stock at $14 to $16 each to raise $3 billion. […]

February 19, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Pause and Effect

The three major U.S. stock market indexes closed Friday at all-time highs. The IPO calendar should be flying. It isn’t – and there are no deals in sight. But this is not the end of the world. Let’s turn back through the history book’s pages for an answer. When Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business […]

February 12, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Snap, Crackle, Pop!

The real excitement came from the IPO filing window of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week. On Thursday, Snap (SNAP – proposed) filed its long-awaited IPO to raise $3 billion. Now that’s a large offering. The largest U.S. IPO offering on record was Alibaba Group Holding (BABA). On Sept. 18, 2014, Alibaba priced […]

February 5, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: February Starts with a Full Plate

As the 2017 calendar flips to February, it boasts seven IPOs. They are expected to raise almost $2.8 billion. And this marks just the first week of the month. A year ago, the 2016 IPO market opened in February – and the entire month produced only five IPOs that raised $849 million. This week, a […]

January 29, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Biggest Week Since Summer 2015

This week, Wall Street’s bankers swing into action with their first big IPO calendar for 2017. Eight offerings are set to be priced – and bankers are looking to raise $1.86 billion. If all the deals get out the door, it would be the largest weekly traffic since the summer of 2015. During the week […]

January 22, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Open for Business

In case you missed it, the 2017 season opener for the IPO market happened last week. On Thursday evening, Jan. 12, Gores Holdings II (GSHTU) priced 37.5 million units at $10 each – in the first IPO of 2017. Gores Holdings II opened Friday morning at $10.16 on the NASDAQ and closed at $10.25 – […]

January 15, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Gearing Up for 2017

As the celebration of the New Year fades into the background and the Trump rally continues, people will start asking: “Where is the IPO market?” The answer is found in the pages of history. Checking back over the last five years, the IPO records show the calendar usually starts coming to life in mid-January. That […]

January 8, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2016’s Silver Lining

The Champagne corks popped as Wall Street’s 2016 year-end party started after Friday’s close. The major U.S. stock indexes ended near record highs. But the IPO market didn’t join in on the fun. Much has been written about what a poor year 2016 was for IPOs. Beyond the headlines, the numbers told a different story: […]

January 2, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Markdowns

IPO bankers defied the conventional wisdom in December. And it worked. Bankers borrowed a page from Macy’s playbook, marking   down some merchandise to move it out the door during the holiday shopping season. On Wall Street, it’s long been said that all you need to know about an IPO’s aftermarket performance is to compare its […]

December 18, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Traveling With Trivago

Just in time for the hectic holiday travel season, Trivago (TRVG – proposed) is the marquee name on the IPO Calendar. The company, known for its ad slogan “Never Pay Full Price on Hotels,” is set to go public at the end of the week. Wall Street is paying attention because the online travel sector […]

December 11, 2016 Read More
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