The IPO Buzz: Best IPO Outlook in 7 Years

When the IPO Express pulls into town this week, it will be on schedule with past years. And 2012 is shaping up to be a good year. One deal is onboard for this week and two for next. And since the first of the year, 23 companies have either filed plans to go public, or announced expected pricing terms or filed updated amendments.
January 16, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fat Cats and IPO Fees

Wall Street’s greed was the target of a December 19th story about the Zynga (ZNGA) IPO. The financial media reported underwriters pocketed $32.5 million in fees while investors took a shellacking when the stock tanked. This was, of course, classic Mark Twain.
January 8, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Floating on the IPO Clouds

There are two things we know will happen during the coming year. First, the sun will come up in the morning and next, the media drumbeat will continue for a Facebook IPO. But there are some happy clouds floating in the IPO skies that are being overlooked.
January 2, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The IPO Blame Game

When the stock market sells off, as it did last week, securities analysts can attract a lot of attention by slamming a company. It proved to be more newsworthy to pick on the defenseless, such as Zynga (ZNGA), the social game developer, which made its public debut on Friday, Dec. 16.
December 18, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Zynga and an IPO Explosion

When the stock market surged to its sharpest single-week gain in well over two-and-a-half years, there was not an IPO in sight. That picture is about to change. Bankers are looking to price 14 deals over the next two weeks and expect to raise $3.5 billion in proceeds.
December 4, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Turkeys Land Early

Thanksgiving turkeys arrived early on Wall Street as four IPOs laid eggs in last week’s new-issues market. This holiday-shortened week has just two deals on the calendar. Investment professionals expect a sleepy time in the Land of IPOs.
November 20, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Biggest IPO Week of the Year

Out of the smoke that engulfed the world’s securities markets last week comes this week’s IPO calendar. It has nine offerings that aim to raise $1.5 billion – the busiest week since December 2010.
November 13, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Step on the IPO Accelerator

November’s IPO market opened with a pop and two flops. What’s more, the first week of November included eight companies unveiling proposed IPO pricing terms and six jumping onto the new-issues calendar. That’s not too shabby.
November 6, 2011 Read More
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