The IPO Buzz: Tech IPO Trade Winds

Last week’s traffic clearly signaled a shift in the trade winds sweeping through the Valley of IPOs. The cannonball run for the biotech sector looks like it’s over, but another sector is opening – technology.
February 17, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The Running of the Biotechs

IPO players are ready to join the running of the biotechs through the canyons of Wall Street this week. Eleven of the 14 IPOs that are on the calendar are biotechs. And last week’s traffic was dominated by – yes – biotechs. Four of the eight IPOs that were priced were from this sector. A couple scored opening-day moonshots.
February 2, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Red-Hot Bio-IPOs

The days of the biotech and biopharma companies are coming to Wall Street. Three of the six IPOs on this week’s calendar are bio-IPOs and eight – yes, eight – of next week’s 10 IPOs are bio-IPOs. The emergence of this industrial sector should not be surprising. It has been sizzling.
January 26, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Ticket to Ride

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday shortens this week’s trading sessions to four days and pushes the IPO traffic back to the end of the week. But something happened on the way to market. The pricing of a billion-dollar deal was accelerated. The usual reason for acceleration is strong investor demand.
January 22, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fast Traffic on the IPO Highway

This year’s IPO market got off to a fast start. On Tuesday morning, an amendment was posted on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window announcing expected pricing terms for what proved to be 2014’s first IPO. The deal jumped onto the calendar for a Thursday evening pricing, started trading Friday morning, and popped for an opening-day gain of 12.6 percent. In the meantime, the SEC’s filing window started spitting out deal after deal plus pricing terms after pricing terms. By week’s end, the calendar had eight IPOs expecting to raise over $3.7 billion. 
January 12, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Hot Signals for the New Year

Past performance is no guarantee of future results” has been the disclaimer of the mutual funds industry as long as anyone can remember. The same can be said for the IPO market. Late last summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing window started giving off signals of a coming hot IPO market. It happened. Over the last three weeks, the SEC filing window started sending the same signals – again.
January 5, 2014 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Champagne, But No IPO Bubble

The champagne corks were popping on the corner of Broad and Wall Streets as the IPO market closed out 2013. The IPO year turned out to be the busiest since 2004. And there’s more good news. There are no signs of an IPO bubble in those fizzy champagne glasses.
December 29, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Last Call for IPOs in 2013

Circle December 18 on your calendar. That’s the last stopping day for the IPO market in 2013. Two deals are scheduled to make their debuts on Wednesday. And then it’s home for the holidays.
December 15, 2013 Read More
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