The IPO Buzz: December’s Billion-Dollar Baby

The IPO market is expecting a billion-dollar baby during the first full week of December. Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH – proposed) is attracting attention on Wall Street and beyond. Based in Bermuda, Athene is in the business of selling fixed annuities, insurance and other retirement savings products and services. The size of Athene’s IPO is […]

December 4, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Open A New Window

All eyes will be on the filing window at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when the agency opens for business on Monday morning. IPO professionals expect that at least a few IPO candidates will file pricing terms. That would set the stage for some deals to get done in a market that spent most […]

November 27, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Riding the Wave

IPO bankers and their clients looked like hotdog surfers riding the big wave last week, based on the activity at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window. Seven companies filed plans to go public. They aim to raise over $800 million. That is the most since early October. The momentum, of course, is coming […]

November 20, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back to Business

The eyes and the ears of the world were glued to the U.S. presidential election results last week – and all got a big surprise. The Trump train steamrolled the country. Nearly a week later, we still don’t know much other than the wall will be built; talk about deportation of immigrants will continue, and […]

November 13, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Waiting for the Election

On Wall Street, the waiting game will be in vogue until after the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. Only one IPO is on the calendar this week. That’s in keeping with the traditional pause or slowdown in IPO pricings around Election Day. IPOScoop’s records show that in every election year from 2000 onward, the […]

November 6, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Easing into November

As the calendar flips to November this week, only two companies are planning to go public. That’s not a surprise. Wall Street hates uncertainty. A slowdown in IPO traffic has been expected ahead of Nov. 8 when Americans will go to the polls to vote after one of the most contentious presidential races on record. […]

October 30, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: October’s Grand Finale

October’s IPO market is warming up for a grand finale this week.  Bankers expect to raise $2.6 billion. A closely watched cloud company and a billion-dollar baby from China are part of the mix. If every deal gets out the door, this will be the busiest week of the year for the IPO market. BlackLine […]

October 23, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Healthcare and Water IPOs on Tap

The three companies set to go public this week have one thing in common. Their businesses are in sectors essential to survival – better healthcare and a clean water supply. One company is using gene-editing technology to develop treatments for sickle cell disease and other blood disorders. Another offers a wearable sensor for people with heart […]

October 17, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Quartet in a Quiet Week

This week opens with a federal holiday. The next afternoon, a religious holiday begins at sundown and closes down the following day. This makes for a quiet week on Wall Street. Nevertheless, four IPOs are set to make their debuts. Monday is Columbus Day, when U.S. commercial banks will close for the celebration. On Tuesday, […]

October 9, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fall Fireworks

As the pages fold over on 2016’s third quarter, Sept. 30 left us with some interesting facts. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 9.7 percent for the quarter, the biggest gain among the three major U.S. stock market indexes. On the strength of the Nasdaq Composite, the IPO market surged back to life and September’s final […]

October 2, 2016 Read More
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