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

The IPO Buzz: January by the Numbers

One of the biggest hits of 1923 was “Yes! We Have No Bananas.” Just one week into 2019, the IPO Calendar reads the same: “Yes! We have no IPOs.”  But this is a seasonal factor. It takes two major elements to pull a calendar together: The IPOs and the U.S. stock market. Looking back over […]

January 6, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Great Expectations for 2019

The year 2019 is being billed as a great year for IPOs. It’s expected to be the ride of the unicorns, if you believe the IPO experts quoted in the financial press. A unicorn, of course, is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Uber (valuation $72 billion) and Lyft (valuation […]

January 1, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Over and Out for the Holidays

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, three IPOs made their debuts and that wrapped up 2018’s new-issues market. The calendar is “clean and green” from now until the end of the year. This year’s curtain call is a little ahead of time. Looking back over the past six years, the IPO Calendar usually closed down during […]

December 16, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Final Show and A Unicorn Frenzy

This week could very well be the final show for the 2018 IPO market. Historical data show the IPO Calendar usually closes down by mid-December, and this year, that would fall on Friday, Dec. 14. Wall Street’s bankers are signaling that this year looks like it will follow this trend. After Friday, the IPO Calendar […]

December 9, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: December’s Train Right On Time

December’s IPO Train is pulling into the Wall Street Depot on time this year. This week’s IPO Calendar now lists six deals expected to raise slightly over $1 billion, but more on that in a minute. A check of recent IPO traffic confirms the story. For the month of December alone in 2013 through 2017, […]

December 2, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Light Flurry Before the Calm

Interestingly enough, three small-cap IPOs wiggled their way into last week’s market, while one was postponed, and that pretty much swept the calendar clean. The IPO traffic resembled a light flurry of snow just a couple of days before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For the record, the “IPOs” were: Taiwan Liposome (TLC), a biopharmaceutical company […]

November 25, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tradition and the Pipeline

Traditionally speaking, the only thing on the IPO Calendar is the Thanksgiving turkey. This week is much the same. The current calendar shows two small-cap deals of about $25 million each, one on a day-to-day basis and the other scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday pricing. There’s also a handful of small-cap IPOs that are carryovers […]

November 18, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Eleven Deals, Three in Focus

Two IPOs wiggled into last week’s market to open November 2018. And this week’s IPO Calendar has as many as 11 deals expecting to raise about $800 million. But don’t get carried away. In dissecting the calendar, it looks as if three are carryovers from previous weeks, while two deals are by companies whose underlying […]

November 11, 2018 Read More
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