The IPO Buzz: Lights, Camera, Dropbox!

The mood on Wall Street picked up last week with the word that Dropbox filed confidentially for an IPO. Dropbox, the photo and video file-sharing and storage service, generated enough light and heat in the headlines to show that January 2018 was starting off with a bang. Consider what took place. Two IPOs made it […]

January 14, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Spotify in the Spotlight

January 2018 opened its first week with some eye-popping news. Spotify reportedly filed for a direct listing and bankers quietly filed pricing dates for six IPOs to raise nearly $3.1 billion. And we were only five days into the month. Spotify’s plans to go public came in the form of a confidential filing with the […]

January 7, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Recovery Year in Rearview Mirror

While the major U.S stock market indexes closed out 2017 a shade off record highs, the IPO market could best be described as winding up a “recovery year.” Investment bankers turned out a total of 151 IPOs in 2017, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That was up from 94 IPOs in […]

January 1, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Curtain Call

The curtain comes down on the 2017 IPO market this week, with five deals on the calendar. Bankers expect to raise $297 million. Then it’s whoosh! Everybody is off for the holidays. Two Chinese IPOs are looking to raise $170 million, an insurance company is expecting to raise $100 million, and two small-cap deals are […]

December 17, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Wrapping Up December

If you listen closely, you might hear the engine of the IPO Express gearing up for the final run of the year. This week’s calendar has three deals and next week’s roster shows just one name to close out 2017. In short, the 2017 IPO Express is running pretty much on schedule. Here are the […]

December 10, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Lights

Just as the holiday windows were drawing crowds on Fifth Avenue in New York, four IPOs wiggled their way onto the IPO calendar last week to light up November’s traffic and get December’s party started. Six companies are set to go public this week. ReTo Eco-Solutions (RETO), a small-cap deal of 2.8 million shares, was […]

December 3, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Traffic Patterns

The traditional Thanksgiving holiday break has bitten into 2017’s IPO calendar, but that is normal. One “blank check” deal was priced and traded on Monday, Nov. 20, and there’s nothing on this week’s calendar. If history is any guide to the future, this is nothing to worry about, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

November 26, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Behind the Blank Checks

Ten IPOs, including a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) or “blank check” offering and a Reg. A+ IPO, popped off the new-issues production line last week. This week is cut short by the Thanksgiving Day break and the calendar features just one name – a “blank check” IPO. Let’s take a quick look at both the […]

November 19, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Keeping Up with the Parade

November’s IPO parade marches into this week with 10 offerings expecting to raise $1.9 billion. The key question is: What to look for among nearly a dozen deals? Answer: Any company whose name starts with the letter “S” – and there are four of them. Last week’s calendar also generated 10 deals, which produced $1.56 […]

November 12, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: China, Banks and a Mystery

This week’s IPO calendar has three Chinese offerings and two bank deals among nine IPOs on tap. There’s also a mystery from last week. That was a rocky time in the Land of IPOs, but more on that in a minute. Let’s take a look at the coming week. For the week of Nov. 6, […]

November 5, 2017 Read More
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