The IPO Buzz: A Break after a Blockbuster May

The IPO Calendar generally takes a short break for the Memorial Day holiday and this year looks to be no different. In past years, the holiday-shortened week produced slim pickings for Wall Street’s investment bankers. A quick reading gives us these stats: In 2018, two unit offerings were priced. In 2017, a single unit offering […]

May 27, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Wild Ride of the Unicorns

The blockbuster IPOs of companies valued at $1 billion or more, generally known as unicorns, have not been sprinkling magic dust on the new-issue calendar. Five such IPOs have come to market so far in 2019. Two worked out well, two flopped and the remaining one scored a modest gain above its IPO price. At […]

May 19, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Uber Postmortem & Nine Deals Ahead

An initial buying wave on Uber Technologies (UBER) turned into a selling panic when the $8.1 billion IPO finally opened at $42 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, down from an offering price of $45 on 180 million shares. All the public knew was the pre-opening quote was $46 to $48 and remained […]

May 12, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Uber’s IPO and a Traffic Jam

Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) leads a long list of 15 IPOs to market this week. For the record, this is the largest IPO Calendar since the week of July 28, 2014, when 22 deals were scheduled, and 17 IPOs got out the door, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. This week’s IPO […]

May 5, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Heavy May Traffic, Uber Ahead

This week’s IPO market looks to be busy with seven names on the calendar. Bankers are looking to raise over $1 billion. Next week Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) tops the calendar with an IPO of nearly $8.5 billion. Interestingly enough, all of this IPO traffic developed from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window […]

April 28, 2019 Read More

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
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