The IPO Buzz: When Unicorns Fly

Pinterest (PINS) and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) – the two marquee deals on last week’s IPO Calendar – more than lived up to expectations. Pinterest popped for an opening-day gain of 28.4 percent, closing at $24.40, up from its IPO price of $19, and Zoom scored an opening-day gain of 72.2 percent, closing at $62, […]

April 21, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Pinterest, Uber & Heavy Traffic

Pinterest and Zoom are the marquee names on this week’s IPO Calendar. But the magic of the IPO world opened to Wall Street last week when Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) filed its long-awaited S-1 to go public. The traffic got heavier. Over the past week, a total of 14 companies filed for IPOs to raise […]

April 14, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Two Unicorns in an NYSE Week

Two unicorns – PagerDuty and Jumia – are attracting attention this week, when all four deals on the IPO Calendar are New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listings. PagerDuty is a big name in digital operations management, while Jumia is often described as “the Alibaba of Africa.” Each company has a market valuation topping $1 billion. […]

April 7, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Health Care and Money

April’s IPO Calendar flips open on Monday, with the health-care and money sectors in the headlights – along with the hope, of course, that Uber will file its public IPO documents soon.  The excitement over Lyft’s IPO last week left investors hungry for details of ride-share giant Uber’s initial public offering, which is expected this […]

March 31, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Countdown for Lyft

By Jan Paschal: Wall Street is in countdown mode for Lyft’s IPO, set for pricing Thursday night and a trading debut on NASDAQ on Friday morning.  The intense interest in Lyft brings to mind the excitement in the days leading up to Alibaba’s IPO in September 2014 – and that’s good for the IPO market. […]

March 24, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Levi, Lyft & A Unicorn Spring

By Jan Paschal: Levi Strauss (LEVI proposed) leads the list of five IPOs coming to market this week. And the whispers circulating around Wall Street say that Lyft (LYFT proposed) is about to start its road show. But Levi Strauss, the jeans and apparel maker with a market valuation of about $5.78 billion, isn’t the […]

March 17, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Blank Checks, Biotechs and Hope

Don’t look now, but there is nothing on this week’s IPO Calendar. For the IPO Calendar to go blank during March is unusual, but it has happened. The last time this happened in March was in 2016. Nothing came to market during the week of March 14, 2016. But there were a few things that […]

March 10, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: March Gets a Lyft

Lyft (LYFT proposed) filed its long-awaited IPO underwriting papers around noontime on Friday, March 1st. That ushered in the “Days of the Unicorns” for the IPO Calendar. A unicorn is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Lyft is valued at $11.5 billion, CBInsights reports. Uber, its ride-share rival, is valued […]

March 3, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Looking for a Lyft

By Jan Paschal: Will Rogers was fond of saying that “all I know is what I read in the papers.” The latest headlines are buzzing with anticipation that Lyft, the No. 2 ride-share app, will make its confidential filing public sometime this week and beat its giant rival Uber to the IPO punch. Meanwhile, only […]

February 24, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Short Week’s Lone Deal and Big Dreams

and Jan Paschal: Just one deal is on tap this week. But investors are dreaming of a robust IPO Calendar anticipated in March. Big names like Levi Strauss, which filed last week, and Uber, which did a confidential filing late last year, are driving the interest in IPOs to come. Acamar Partners Acquisition (ACAMU proposed) […]

February 18, 2019 Read More
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