The IPO Buzz: Levi, Lyft & A Unicorn Spring

By Jan Paschal: Levi Strauss (LEVI proposed) leads the list of five IPOs coming to market this week. And the whispers circulating around Wall Street say that Lyft (LYFT proposed) is about to start its road show. But Levi Strauss, the jeans and apparel maker with a market valuation of about $5.78 billion, isn’t the […]

March 17, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Blank Checks, Biotechs and Hope

Don’t look now, but there is nothing on this week’s IPO Calendar. For the IPO Calendar to go blank during March is unusual, but it has happened. The last time this happened in March was in 2016. Nothing came to market during the week of March 14, 2016. But there were a few things that […]

March 10, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: March Gets a Lyft

Lyft (LYFT proposed) filed its long-awaited IPO underwriting papers around noontime on Friday, March 1st. That ushered in the “Days of the Unicorns” for the IPO Calendar. A unicorn is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Lyft is valued at $11.5 billion, CBInsights reports. Uber, its ride-share rival, is valued […]

March 3, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Looking for a Lyft

By Jan Paschal: Will Rogers was fond of saying that “all I know is what I read in the papers.” The latest headlines are buzzing with anticipation that Lyft, the No. 2 ride-share app, will make its confidential filing public sometime this week and beat its giant rival Uber to the IPO punch. Meanwhile, only […]

February 24, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Short Week’s Lone Deal and Big Dreams

and Jan Paschal: Just one deal is on tap this week. But investors are dreaming of a robust IPO Calendar anticipated in March. Big names like Levi Strauss, which filed last week, and Uber, which did a confidential filing late last year, are driving the interest in IPOs to come. Acamar Partners Acquisition (ACAMU proposed) […]

February 18, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Flurry as Another Shutdown Looms

Six IPOs are on tap this week – with nothing on the IPO Calendar for the rest of February – as another U.S. government shutdown looms if a bipartisan border security deal can’t be reached by midnight on Friday. Border talks hit a snag on Sunday, increasing the possibility that a second shutdown could occur. […]

February 10, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Six Deals and Some Strong Stats

When the NYSE’s opening bell rings on Monday morning, Feb. 4, there will be an IPO calendar of six deals for the week. Three are blank check offerings and three are biotech companies. A half-dozen deals in a week may not seem like much, but based upon a 52-week calendar, that would amount to 312 […]

February 3, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back to Work

The word came from Washington on Friday afternoon that the U.S. government’s 35-day shutdown was over until Feb. 15th. That gives the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street bankers time to get back to work. But if you look closely, they already have. The IPO Calendar already has five names on it – […]

January 27, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: One Deal in a Short Holiday Week

There are two unusual things shaping this week’s IPO market.  When the sun came up today, Wall Street was closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the national holiday celebrating the birthday and the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. He would have turned 90 on Jan. 15th. When the U.S. stock market closes […]

January 21, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Shutdown Facts vs. Fiction

The word around Wall Street is there will be no IPOs in January. But don’t believe everything you read. Look at the facts. The finger of blame points at the record shutdown of the U.S. government. (Monday will mark Day 24 of the government shutdown, making it the longest in U.S. history.) The shutdown put […]

January 13, 2019 Read More
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