The IPO Buzz: Strength in Numbers

This week’s IPO calendar shows five deals on its launching pad. That number is not exactly robust in the Land of IPOs, but a closer look turns up a surprising trend. In fact, 2017’s IPO figures far exceed last year’s by almost 50 percent – and there’s a reason. It’s the strength of the underlying […]

June 11, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: When Bankers Rev Their Engines

All of the action took place at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s IPO filing window last week. The break for Memorial Day meant the U.S. stock markets were closed Monday. But by Tuesday morning, bankers were revving their engines. They made the most of the four-day week by keeping the SEC’s window busy. The […]

June 4, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Straddling the May-June Divide

Wall Street faces a short work week, with the U.S. stock markets closed Monday for Memorial Day and just two names on the IPO calendar. This week, the calendar also flips from May to June – with just one name on each side of the monthly divide. One deal, though, is not really an initial […]

May 29, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Return of the Tech IPOs

This week’s trip through the IPO Valley takes a different route. The calendar lists four deals – one “blank check” and three technology companies. That’s right – three are technology IPOs. Over the last couple of years, the energy and the health-care sectors have led the parade, but this week returns to yesteryear. Technology is […]

May 21, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Mid-May Trio

This week’s IPO calendar looks much like last week’s. That one was mostly wing flapping and no flying. Nevertheless, it produced nine deals. This week, the world is looking at three offerings. One issue is already traded on the Euronext Brussels, the other is out of China, and the remaining one comes from the U.S. […]

May 14, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Behind the Billion-Dollar Calendar

Anytime a weekly IPO calendar is set to raise over $1 billion, it should draw interest. This week is shaping up that way, but investors’ feedback is not all that exciting. Their conclusion: Expect some wing flapping, but no flying from this group of six deals. That’s what happened last week. To recap: For the […]

May 7, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: May Gets Off to a Merry Start

The IPO calendar kicks off the merry month of May with six offerings. Two are from the energy sector, while three are from the biotech sector and one is a real estate investment trust (REIT). They are expected to raise over $1.7 billion, but more on this in a minute. Over the years, May’s IPO […]

April 30, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: April’s Run for the Roses

As the IPO calendar gears up for its final April run, seven initial public offerings are set for the last week of the month. Some services, though, see eight IPOs, but there is a reason for the difference. The reason is Verona Pharma plc. The IPO’s proposed symbol is “VRNA” and the deal is to […]

April 23, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Brisk Pace Before a Break

Good Friday gave Wall Street a holiday, but seven IPOs got out the door during the four-day week. That was the busiest pace since the week of Sept. 19, 2016, when eight IPOs were priced, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. Monday, April 17, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in […]

April 16, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An April Hustle in a Holiday Week

Bankers are hustling in April, with seven IPOs expected to raise $1.7 billion during a four-day week. Wall Street will be closed for the Good Friday holiday on April 14. The start of Passover at sundown on Monday may mean that some offices will be running with leaner staffing this week. Six of this week’s […]

April 9, 2017 Read More
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