The IPO Buzz: Getting A Handle On 2015

The financial media’s headlines have been blaring: “2015 – The Worst Year for IPOs Since 2009” and it was. On the other hand, the year was not as bad as reported. Reaching back through the stats to 2005, the IPO traffic for this year turned out to be the mean point between 2005 and 2015. […]

December 27, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dance of the Unicorns

A unicorn pranced out on the IPO stage last week, kicked up its heels and scored an opening-day gain of 32.3 percent. In November, another unicorn did the same – with an opening-day gain of 45.2 percent. And as the year began, another unicorn started the 2015 parade with an opening-day pop of 65.9 percent. […]

December 13, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Game of Wait and See

The eyes and ears of Wall Street will be focused on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website Monday morning, Dec. 7, to see if 2015’s IPO window closes this week or next. At present, the calendar has only one deal on tap for December. It is Atlassian (TEAM – proposed), the Australian software company, […]

December 6, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back from the Holiday Break

NBC reported 50 million viewers watched the Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, but that was not the case about 3-1/2 miles south of Macy’s in Herald Square. On Wall Street, nobody was watching the IPO calendar. There is nothing on tap for this week. However, a few footsteps were heard in the quiet canyons of Wall […]

November 29, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The World Isn’t Square

Everybody expected thunder and lightning from Square’s (SQ) IPO last week and they got it, but not quite the way it came down. As it turns out, Pythagoras was on to something all those years ago. The world isn’t square. There was a lot of controversy about Square’s relationship with Starbucks, Chairman Jack Dorsey’s dual […]

November 22, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Money, Sex and Security

Thunder and lightning are expected to roll off of this week’s calendar, but a lot can happen before the show begins. The IPO weather forecaster has identified three pending storms. They are called Square (SQ – proposed), Match Group (MTCH – proposed) and Mimecast (MIME – proposed). Two of those names are marquee quality, while […]

November 15, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Square Mania and A Full Plate

Square (SQ – proposed) the San Francisco-based provider of mobile payment solutions, set its IPO pricing terms to offer 27 million shares at $11 to $13 each early on Friday morning, Nov. 6, 2015. That Securities and Exchange Commission filing created pandemonium. The financial media went wild. The stock is expected to start trading on […]

November 8, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The IPO Waiting Game

November’s IPO calendar looks much like the ones from the recent past. Several are true IPOs and some are mislabeled. Nevertheless, the big question is: “Where is the IPO market?” The answer could be: Probably not too far behind the current U.S. stock market. Consider the following: In October 2015, the major U.S. stock market […]

November 1, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Life After Ferrari

The burning question on the side of the IPO mountain reads: “Is there life after Ferrari (RACE)?”  The short answer is “Yes,” but it is not found in this week’s calendar. That calendar lists one new face at the IPO window and two carryovers from past weeks. But more on this later. The answer to […]

October 25, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Ferrari and the Road to Recovery

This week’s calendar has seven IPOs expected to raise about $1.5 billion. The focus is on one. It is Ferrari (RACE – proposed), the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer. Here is the buzz: Monday, the books close. Tuesday, it is to be priced. Wednesday, it starts trading on The New York Stock Exchange. That pretty […]

October 18, 2015 Read More
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