The IPO Buzz: IPO History 101

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The only thing new is the history you don’t know,” said Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States. That’s as true now as it was when Truman said it, and it applies to the 2010 IPO market as well.
 
January 10, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sun’s Rising on IPOs

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
If the filing window of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission gives any sign of coming attractions in the IPO market, then sit back and watch the fun in 2010. The window was busy in December and throughout 2009’s fourth quarter.

January 3, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: It’s a Wrap for 2009 IPOs

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
As 2009 wrapped up its IPO year, Benjamin Franklin’s words of wisdom finally came through to Wall Street: “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
 
December 20, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Last Lap for 2009’s IPOs

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The IPO calendar gears up this week for its final lap around the new-issue arena. There are four companies scheduled to go public, but with last week’s calendar hitting the wall, skeptics abound in the Land of IPOs.
 
December 13, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPOs Fortune Cookies

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Wall Street’s bankers are offering an IPO platter full of Chinese fortune cookies this week, just as holiday parties get into full swing ahead of Hanukkah and Christmas. The Chinese deals account for four of the eight companies on the new-issues calendar. But the Chinese quartet is not headed to market without some skepticism. It could, however, be unfounded.
 
December 6, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Under the IPO Radar

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
An unexpected pop and a startling flop generated the most buzz in the IPO market last week. But the most significant development may have flown under the radar: Nine new names joined the IPO pipeline last week.
 
November 23, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPOs Above the Clouds

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Six deals are perched in this week’s IPO nest, waiting to take flight. Bankers expect to raise $1 billion. And here’s where Mother Nature has something in common with Wall Street -– some of these deals will fly off the runway, while others will not.
 
November 15, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Room at the IPO Inn

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
November will open its doors with six IPOs this week. They expect to raise $1.65 billion. Not a shabby start, considering that last year, only one deal was priced during the entire month of November 2008. This week’s traffic includes a household name and a dot-com. Let’s take a quick look at this week’s headliners.
 
November 1, 2009 Read More
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