The IPO Buzz: Energy Partnerships and Paydays

Over the past several weeks, the new-issue calendar has been anchored by a limited partnership offering. A couple did well in the aftermarket, but not everyone caught lightning in a bottle. This week’s calendar has a limited partnership and people are reportedly looking favorably at this IPO.
October 26, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Driving Past the Train Wreck

Last week’s stock market was a train wreck that cast a shadow across the IPO market. But it did not stop the new-issue traffic. Nine deals were priced last week, raising $1.17 billion. This week’s calendar looks to price nine more IPOs that expect to raise $2 billion.
October 12, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fast Times at the SEC Window

Traffic at the IPO window has been brisk at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since the Labor Day break. Over the last five weeks, 43 companies filed plans to go public with bankers looking to raise $6.1 billion; 51 companies filed updated amendments for deals aiming to raise $34.3 billion, and 27 IPOs were priced, which raised $30.4 billion. And we are just getting into October.
October 5, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Pumping Up the October Calendar

October is known for ghosts, goblins, stock market crashes (1929 and 1987) and a busier-than-average IPO market. This week’s calendar, which includes the first three days of October, is pumped up like a pumpkin on steroids, with 14 IPOs and bankers expecting to raise over $3.3 billion. That’s above average when compared with the recent past.
September 28, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Life Beyond Alibaba

The monstrous Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) IPO offering of $21.8 billion and its explosive opening-day performance (priced at $68 per share and closed at $93.89) did not suck the life out of the new-issues market. This week’s calendar lists 12 initial public offerings with bankers expecting to raise about $6.9 billion.

September 21, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Showtime for Alibaba

The other shoe finally dropped on Alibaba at 3:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 5. That is when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission posted the long-awaited and highly anticipated Alibaba Group Holding (BABA – proposed) amendment giving the IPO’s expected pricing terms. A few phone calls to the IPO’s lead managers turned up the pricing date: Thursday, Sept. 18.
September 7, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Restocking the IPO Shelves

Although the IPO calendar has been closed for the traditional Labor Day break, Wall Street was busy restocking the new-issues shelves. Last week 16 companies filed to go public. They were looking to raise about $2.6 billion. Those “sweet 16” deals made last week one of the busiest filing weeks in over eight years. During the week of May 16, 2006, a total of 20 IPOs were filed.
August 31, 2014 Read More
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