The IPO Buzz: Rent the Runway’s Wall Street Romance

Wall Street loves a Cinderella story.  Rent the Runway (RENT) increased its IPO’s size and priced the deal at $21 – the top of its $18-to-$21 range – to raise $357 million on Tuesday night. Bankers priced 17 million shares – up from 15 million in the prospectus. RENT started trading on Wednesday (Oct. 27, 2021) […]

October 27, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Riding the Bitcoin Wave

Stronghold Digital Mining (SDIG) jumped 42 percent to open at $27 in its NASDAQ debut today. SDIG is riding the Bitcoin wave. Stronghold Digital Mining added shares and priced its IPO at $19 – $1 above the top of its $16-to-$18 range – on Tuesday night. The Bitcoin miner’s IPO raised $126.9 million – the result […]

October 20, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Get Ready for GitLab & AvidXchange

GitLab, Inc. (GTLB proposed), a code-sharing software unicorn founded in Ukraine, raised the price range of its IPO early today to $66 to $69 – up from $55 to $60 initially –  reflecting its status as a hot deal. But it’s not the only game in town. AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (AVDX proposed), which provides accounts […]

October 12, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Life Time Prices Slimmer IPO

Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. (LTH) cut the size of its IPO – by about 15.6 percent – and priced the deal at $18 – the bottom of its $18-to-$21 range – on Wednesday night (Oct. 6, 2021). The downsizing of Life Time’s initial public offering followed the delay – for the second night – […]

October 7, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Olaplex Gives Wall Street A Good Hair Day

Hair products brand Olaplex Holdings, Inc. (OLPX proposed) priced its IPO at $21 – $2 above the top of its increased price range of $17 to $19 – and increased the deal’s size to 73.7 million shares – on Wednesday night (Sept. 29, 2021). The beauty brand raised about $1.55 billion. The upsized IPO gave […]

September 28, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Toast Tops a $5.2 Billion Week

Most IPO investors want  Toast, Inc. (TOST proposed) for breakfast this week. Bankers expect to raise about $5.24 billion from “a baker’s dozen” of deals. Twelve of this week’s 13 deals are traditional IPOs while one is a NASDAQ uplift. Toast, a payments software system that caters to the restaurant industry, helped its restaurant clientele survive […]

September 19, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Soaring into September

Wall Street’s September sky is full of IPOs soaring into the wild blue yonder this week.  Five of the seven IPOs that started trading on Wednesday, Sept. 15, jumped 50 percent or more from their IPO prices. Four of those deals popped 60 percent or more in their debuts, with one – DICE Therapeutics (DICE) […]

September 17, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: September Show

September promises to be a hectic month, if this morning’s traffic at the SEC is any indication. Six IPOs jumped on the IPO Calendar today for pricing in the week of Sept. 13, 2021, the second full week of the month. Bankers expect to raise $2.79 billion from these six IPOs, if all are priced […]

September 7, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: DoubleDown (DDI) Returns in the Lull Before Labor Day

DoubleDown Interactive (DDI proposed), the South Korean mobile gaming app company, is rolling its digital dice this week. The company’s deal is the only traditional IPO on the IPO Calendar this week – usually one of the slowest weeks for the IPO market in the countdown to the Labor Day holiday weekend.  One tiny NASDAQ […]

August 30, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer Break

No IPOs were scheduled for pricing this week – a sign that the IPO market is taking its traditional August break. The late summer slowdown traditionally begins around mid-August and usually lasts until about a week after the Labor Day holiday.  In the coming days and the next few weeks,  there may be a few […]

August 17, 2021 Read More
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