The IPO Buzz: A Hot and Happy July

July 2016 went down in Wall Street history with a happy face. All the major U.S. stock market indexes were solid winners and they took the IPO calendar along for the ride. For July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.8 percent, the S&P 500 Index gained 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index added […]

July 31, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tech IPOs Rule July – And 2016

As July rolls into its final week, a couple of things are starting to surface in the equity capital markets. One is the return of IPOs. The other is that technology is leading the way. Last week’s calendar produced four IPOs and this week has another four. At a rate of four per week, the […]

July 24, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tech IPOs Are Back In Style

The LINE Corporation (LN) IPO lived up to all of its early billing – and more. The deal was priced in Tokyo on Monday at 3,300 yen (US$32.84) and opened on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning at US$42, UP 27.9 percent from its IPO price. That sparked a question from the financial […]

July 17, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The Timeline on Asian IPOs

There are two things to focus on when playing in the IPO sandbox. One is the company going public and the other is its pricing terms. When the IPO sands flow from Asia in the form of a dual listing, a third dimension comes into play: market risk. Things are done differently in the Far […]

July 10, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Slow Winds for Stocks and IPOs

2016’s first half underscored the relationship between the stock market and the IPO calendar. Good stock markets produce active calendars. Poor markets dry it up. This year was the latter. A total of 41 IPOs (*) were priced during 2016’s first half, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That was down from […]

July 4, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Brexit Shock and IPOs

A 600-point freefall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is significant – and Friday’s 610.32-point loss on the Brexit vote made it the eighth-largest ever. In terms of points, the granddaddy of them all was the Dow’s 777.68-point loss on Sept. 29, 2008 – two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed. So the shock of Britain’s […]

June 26, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Unicorn in the Wings

Everybody from Silicon Valley to Wall Street will be watching this week’s IPO calendar. The year’s first unicorn plans to make its debut. If the deal works – and if the past is any indication of the future – there could be a floodgate of billion-dollar babies bouncing into the marketplace. The Deal Twilio (TWLO […]

June 19, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Reading the Not-So-Fine Print

This week’s calendar has three new names on it, but investors can buy shares in two of these companies before the IPOs get priced. How can this be? The answer can be found by reading the not-so-fine print on the front page of each offering’s preliminary prospectus – or “red herring” as it’s known in […]

June 12, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Building Momentum

As every student of initial public offerings knows, IPO traffic is driven by stock market conditions, and the calendar is influenced by industrial sectors. Since last summer, the stock market has looked anemic after taking some big spills – and the most dominant IPO sector has been healthcare. Now a new sector is on the […]

June 5, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer Facts and Fiction

May’s IPO market went out with a bang and touched off the conversation that the calendar is coming to life. Next up: June, July and August. Soon “the summer doldrums” are bound to be discussed in various precincts of the financial press. But here’s the good news: The facts do not support this myth about […]

May 30, 2016 Read More
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