The IPO Buzz: Hogging the Limelight

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The IPO train rolls into town this week with bankers looking to raise $3.7 billion. That’s a lot of money, but the spotlight will be on only one deal.
 
March 6, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Putt for the IPO Dough

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The saying around the golf links is “drive for show, putt for dough.” There’s a lot of truth in that. Today’s IPO market is a case in point.
 
February 27, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sweet Run For The Roses

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Old Mother Hubbard’s IPO cupboard looks pretty bare with only one new face on this week’s calendar and nothing on the horizon. But dramatic changes took place Friday that are signaling a turnaround.
 
February 14, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sweet Baker’s Dozen

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Kinder Morgan’s (KMI – proposed) blockbuster deal of $2.2 billion takes center stage in this week’s IPO Theater. But it’s not the only show in town. Last year’s average volume was slightly over three deals per week. This week’s calendar features 13 IPOs, amounting to a baker’s dozen in the week before Valentine’s Day. A pickup in IPO traffic  doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s the back story.
 
February 6, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Wannabes

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
This week’s IPO calendar can be described as a lot of wing flapping and little flying. A dozen or so deals grace this week’s calendar, but there are no marquee names to grab any headlines. However, there’s an odd duck coming to the U.S. capital markets from the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market, or AIM, that’s billed as an “IPO.” It isn’t.
 
January 30, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Paging Barnum & Bailey

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The 2011 IPO Circus blows into town this week featuring two star performers and a large supporting cast. This week’s IPO traffic of seven deals is expected to raise over $3 billion.
 
January 23, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Wall Street’s Fleet Week

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Just appearing on the horizon in New York City’s harbor is a small armada carrying cargos of IPOs from near and far. They are expected to start arriving next week and open the front door to 2011’s IPO market. It’s Wall Street’s answer to Fleet Week, albeit a few months early.
 
January 16, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Hype vs. Reality

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The recent IPO buzz has been almost deafening with all the thunder and lightning over Facebook hooking up with Goldman Sachs (GS). If an IPO happens, speculation has it coming to market sometime in 2012. Now back to the present and a reality check -– the 2011 IPO Express pulls out of the New-Issues Depot this week with one boring REIT on board.
 
January 9, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Party Animals

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
When the curtain came down on the IPOs of 2010, there were a couple of things gleaned from the year’s new-issues market. First, bull markets are more fun. Second, a “dead-cat” bounce for an IPO is a myth. Before we get into this, let’s look at 2010’s IPO Scorecard.
 
January 2, 2011 Read More
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