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

The IPO Buzz: ELYM Leaps, SSBK Gains & FINW Postponed

(Editor’s Note: This column was updated Thursday afternoon with the postponement of FinWise Bancorp and the closing price of Southern States Bancshares on its first day of trading.) Eliem Therapeutics (ELYM) jumped on Tuesday in its NASDAQ debut, opening at $16.25 – up 30 percent from its $12.50 IPO price. The biotech trimmed its IPO’s price to […]

August 9, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Barbecue, Drugs, Bullets and Bikini Wax

Weber, Inc. (WEBR), the iconic grill brand, priced its IPO tonight at $14 – below its $15-to-$17 range – on 17.86 million shares – to raise $250 million. The pricing terms represented a cut of 67 percent in the deal’s size. Weber was the only household name on this week’s slim IPO Calendar – and […]

August 4, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Robinhood Lays An Egg

Robinhood Markets (HOOD) started trading today at $38 – flat with its IPO price at the low end of its $38-to-$42 range. The online broker’s debut on NASDAQ was a much more muted performance than some on the Street had expected. The stock briefly spiked – hitting an intraday high at $40.25 – and then […]

July 29, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sight Sciences & F45 Priced on an 8-IPO Night

Sight Sciences Inc. (SGHT proposed) increased its IPO’s size early Wednesday morning – and priced it Wednesday evening at $24, the top of its new $23-to-$24 range, on 10 million shares. The vision-focused medical device maker’s deal is among a dozen healthcare IPOs on the IPO Calendar this week. Healthcare is the theme of the […]

July 14, 2021 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dingdong Chops IPO’s Size

Dingdong (Cayman) Limited, a Chinese online grocery delivery platform, priced its chopped-down IPO early Tuesday at $23.50 – the low end of its range – to raise $87 million – nearly 75 percent less than what it had originally planned. The Chinese online grocery delivery startup drastically cut the deal’s size late Monday afternoon – […]

June 29, 2021 Read More
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