The IPO Buzz: An IPO with Wings

The IPO calendar in the second week of June takes flight with Wingstop (WING – proposed), a restaurant franchisor and operator known for its way with chicken wings. The deal is on the “most wanted” lists of many IPO professionals. This year could go down in IPO history as the year of the fast-casual restaurant […]

June 8, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: June Gets an IPO Jump-Start

June’s first week kicks off with four IPOs on the calendar. The word around The Street is all are “in play.” To cut to the chase, here’s the pecking order, according to the IPO pros. Tea Time DAVIDsTEA (DTEA – proposed) is a Québec-based branded beverage company offering a wide selection of proprietary loose-leaf teas, […]

May 31, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPOs Fly High in May

The Memorial Day break usually slows down the IPO market or brings it to a complete stop. This year is the latter. There is nothing on this week’s calendar, but May 2015’s IPO report card gets high marks.   May 2015’s calendar generated 22 IPOs that raised $4.6 billion, according to the U.S. Securities and […]

May 25, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Spotting the Haves vs. Have-Nots

The IPO market has always been divided between the haves and the have-nots. Last week’s traffic underscored this division. Early warning signals were sent even before the IPOs started trading. That raises the question: How to tell a have from a have-not before an IPO starts trading? The answer: Check the IPO’s final pricing terms […]

May 18, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: All Aboard the IPO Train

The IPO train pulls into the Wall Street Station this week with 14 deals on board. The last time there were more IPOs on the calendar was for the week of July 28, 2014. That one had 22 deals and 17 got out the door. Interestingly enough, there are parallels between the present and the past.
May 3, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Record Highs and IPO Favorites

With the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 Index closing Friday at record highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average not too far behind, the IPO calendar seems to be groping for leadership. This week, it falls back on favorites from the past – limited partnerships and health-care providers. All told, the calendar has six […]

April 27, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Moonshots and Milestones

A couple of moonshots skyrocketed off last week’s IPO calendar. That leads to the question: Could there be another in the works? By now, everybody knows Aduro Biotech (ADRO) and Etsy (ETSY) had breathtaking opening-day performances. Aduro, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, priced its IPO of 7 million shares at $17 each, UP from 5 million […]

April 20, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: It’s Raining IPOs

Wall Street expects some thunder and lightning to sweep into the Valley of IPOs this week. The sound effects may precede the kind of rain that favors the rainmakers and investors alike. Two of the six deals on the calendar are reportedly on everybody’s “most wanted” list and two are said to be “in play.” […]

April 13, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dawn of an IPO Spring

A thin sliver of light flashed across last week’s IPO skies, which could signal the return of the new-issues market. April marked the start of 2015’s IPO second quarter, ushering in a brand-name company (GoDaddy – GDDY) that popped for an opening-day gain of 30.8 percent and another company(Kornit Digital – KRNT)that did better than […]

April 6, 2015 Read More
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