The IPO Buzz: Great Expectations for 2019

The year 2019 is being billed as a great year for IPOs. It’s expected to be the ride of the unicorns, if you believe the IPO experts quoted in the financial press. A unicorn, of course, is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Uber (valuation $72 billion) and Lyft (valuation […]

January 1, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Over and Out for the Holidays

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, three IPOs made their debuts and that wrapped up 2018’s new-issues market. The calendar is “clean and green” from now until the end of the year. This year’s curtain call is a little ahead of time. Looking back over the past six years, the IPO Calendar usually closed down during […]

December 16, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Final Show and A Unicorn Frenzy

This week could very well be the final show for the 2018 IPO market. Historical data show the IPO Calendar usually closes down by mid-December, and this year, that would fall on Friday, Dec. 14. Wall Street’s bankers are signaling that this year looks like it will follow this trend. After Friday, the IPO Calendar […]

December 9, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: December’s Train Right On Time

December’s IPO Train is pulling into the Wall Street Depot on time this year. This week’s IPO Calendar now lists six deals expected to raise slightly over $1 billion, but more on that in a minute. A check of recent IPO traffic confirms the story. For the month of December alone in 2013 through 2017, […]

December 2, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Light Flurry Before the Calm

Interestingly enough, three small-cap IPOs wiggled their way into last week’s market, while one was postponed, and that pretty much swept the calendar clean. The IPO traffic resembled a light flurry of snow just a couple of days before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For the record, the “IPOs” were: Taiwan Liposome (TLC), a biopharmaceutical company […]

November 25, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tradition and the Pipeline

Traditionally speaking, the only thing on the IPO Calendar is the Thanksgiving turkey. This week is much the same. The current calendar shows two small-cap deals of about $25 million each, one on a day-to-day basis and the other scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday pricing. There’s also a handful of small-cap IPOs that are carryovers […]

November 18, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Eleven Deals, Three in Focus

Two IPOs wiggled into last week’s market to open November 2018. And this week’s IPO Calendar has as many as 11 deals expecting to raise about $800 million. But don’t get carried away. In dissecting the calendar, it looks as if three are carryovers from previous weeks, while two deals are by companies whose underlying […]

November 11, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Diving for Details

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, CNFinance Holdings (CNF proposed), a major provider of home equity loans in China, filed an amendment to its IPO prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It was noteworthy. The company changed underwriters, announced pricing terms and disclosed that non-insider investors were looking to buy into the IPO. Most […]

November 4, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Peek at the Silver Lining

Most investors will remember late October for the stock market’s sharp selloff last week, but there was a silver lining tucked inside some of those clouds of gloom. There was a change in the wordage of a few final prospectuses. Before getting into that, let’s take a quick look at what happened at the corner […]

October 28, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Rough Start, Smooth Finish

When the IPO Calendar wakes up on the wrong side of Wall Street and everybody is smiling, something went right. The eight IPOs priced last week closed Friday with an average gain of 15.15 percent, while the major U.S. stock market indexes were mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week with a gain […]

October 21, 2018 Read More
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