The IPO Buzz: Summer’s IPO Finale

This week wraps up the summer of 2012 for the IPO market. There are six deals on the calendar and nothing thereafter. But there are a few headliners in the wings this week waiting to make their debuts. They are a couple of well- known restaurant chains and a sporting dynasty that dates back into the 19th Century.
August 5, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Opening August’s IPO Window

August’s IPO calendar opens for business Wednesday morning. All told, there are four deals scheduled to make their debuts this week and two more the following. After that, the calendar will probably close down for its traditional hibernation period from about two weeks before Labor Day to about two weeks after the early September holiday. During August 2011, only four IPOs made it out the door.
July 29, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Cloud Tops a Full Marquee

This week’s IPO calendar sports eight deals. The last time there were more was for the week of May 7, when 12 IPOs were on tap, but only five made it to market. There is some good news this week. Another cloud-computing company is getting top billing, according to IPO handicappers.
July 22, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Mid-Summer IPO Calm

July 4th spells holiday in the U.S. capital markets. Then Wall Street gets back to work the next day, if it is not on a weekend. But the IPO calendar has an extended vacation.
July 8, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Fireworks Before the 4th

The IPO market closed out 2012’s first half with a bang. On Friday – the final trading day of the six-month period – ServiceNow (NOW), a cloud-computer company, scored a gain of 36.7 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. (More on that later.) ServiceNow was one of four IPOs to hit the launching pad during the final week of June. All finished in the winner’s circle – a fitting coda just before the IPO market’s Fourth of July break.
July 1, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back to the IPO Launching Pad

With one eye on the stock market and the other on hope, this week’s IPO calendar has four deals on its launching pad. The IPO experts had not expected any movement until after the July 4th break, and they still might be right.
June 24, 2012 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Reading the IPO Fine Print

It’s always a good idea to read the fine print in a contract, even if it’s so thin that it looks like a straight line. And it’s a good idea to read an IPO’s “red herring.” One will find valuable information within its pages.
June 17, 2012 Read More
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