The IPO Buzz: A Fashion Fix & Tech in a Big Week

TheRealReal, an online consignment retailer of authenticated Hermes and other luxury fashion merchandise, is the name on everyone’s lips this week. It’s among several companies – and most of those are tech or biotech firms – attracting plenty of investor interest on a big IPO Calendar. Eleven IPOs are on tap, aiming to raise almost […]

June 23, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Lightning in the IPO Sky

Lightning crackled in the IPO sky last week, driving the aftermarket performance of 2019’s IPOs into noteworthy territory. To get the story, all you have to do is look at the data on the website. (This week, biotech deals and Slack – a Direct Public Offering – dominate the IPO Calendar. We’ll get to […]

June 16, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Preview of a Billion-Dollar Week

This week’s IPO Calendar has four deals that add up to $1.42 billion  – and two are surrounded by investors’ interest. One is Chewy (CHWY proposed) and CrowdStrike Holdings (CRWD proposed) is the other. Each has its own story. Chewy was formed to offer the convenience of online shopping for pet products – everything from […]

June 9, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer and Slack

Once the Memorial Day holiday was over, the IPO Calendar came back to life. June opens with four deals this week looking to raise about $840 million, with another two IPOs set for the second week of the month. On June 20th, the day before summer begins, there is the Slack Technologies (WORK proposed) offering […]

June 2, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Break after a Blockbuster May

The IPO Calendar generally takes a short break for the Memorial Day holiday and this year looks to be no different. In past years, the holiday-shortened week produced slim pickings for Wall Street’s investment bankers. A quick reading gives us these stats: In 2018, two unit offerings were priced. In 2017, a single unit offering […]

May 27, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Wild Ride of the Unicorns

The blockbuster IPOs of companies valued at $1 billion or more, generally known as unicorns, have not been sprinkling magic dust on the new-issue calendar. Five such IPOs have come to market so far in 2019. Two worked out well, two flopped and the remaining one scored a modest gain above its IPO price. At […]

May 19, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Uber Postmortem & Nine Deals Ahead

An initial buying wave on Uber Technologies (UBER) turned into a selling panic when the $8.1 billion IPO finally opened at $42 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, down from an offering price of $45 on 180 million shares. All the public knew was the pre-opening quote was $46 to $48 and remained […]

May 12, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Uber’s IPO and a Traffic Jam

Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) leads a long list of 15 IPOs to market this week. For the record, this is the largest IPO Calendar since the week of July 28, 2014, when 22 deals were scheduled, and 17 IPOs got out the door, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. This week’s IPO […]

May 5, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Heavy May Traffic, Uber Ahead

This week’s IPO market looks to be busy with seven names on the calendar. Bankers are looking to raise over $1 billion. Next week Uber Technologies (UBER proposed) tops the calendar with an IPO of nearly $8.5 billion. Interestingly enough, all of this IPO traffic developed from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window […]

April 28, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: When Unicorns Fly

Pinterest (PINS) and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) – the two marquee deals on last week’s IPO Calendar – more than lived up to expectations. Pinterest popped for an opening-day gain of 28.4 percent, closing at $24.40, up from its IPO price of $19, and Zoom scored an opening-day gain of 72.2 percent, closing at $62, […]

April 21, 2019 Read More
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