The IPO Buzz: Gearing Up for 2017

As the celebration of the New Year fades into the background and the Trump rally continues, people will start asking: “Where is the IPO market?” The answer is found in the pages of history. Checking back over the last five years, the IPO records show the calendar usually starts coming to life in mid-January. That […]

January 8, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2016’s Silver Lining

The Champagne corks popped as Wall Street’s 2016 year-end party started after Friday’s close. The major U.S. stock indexes ended near record highs. But the IPO market didn’t join in on the fun. Much has been written about what a poor year 2016 was for IPOs. Beyond the headlines, the numbers told a different story: […]

January 2, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Markdowns

IPO bankers defied the conventional wisdom in December. And it worked. Bankers borrowed a page from Macy’s playbook, marking   down some merchandise to move it out the door during the holiday shopping season. On Wall Street, it’s long been said that all you need to know about an IPO’s aftermarket performance is to compare its […]

December 18, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Traveling With Trivago

Just in time for the hectic holiday travel season, Trivago (TRVG – proposed) is the marquee name on the IPO Calendar. The company, known for its ad slogan “Never Pay Full Price on Hotels,” is set to go public at the end of the week. Wall Street is paying attention because the online travel sector […]

December 11, 2016 Read More

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
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