The IPO Buzz: Storm Tracking

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Yes, Virginia, there is life on Wall Street’s syndicate desks. It’s not in the form of IPOs, but in secondary offerings. And these creatures are far different than the IPOs we all know and love.
March 30, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Life After Visa

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Visa’s $17.9 billion blockbuster IPO was the talk of the town last week – no surprises there. But this is Wall Street where you’re only as good as your last trade. The next question is: “What do you have for us now?”
March 22, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Visa Steps on the Gas

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Visa’s IPO will debut on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning, March 19 — a day ahead of schedule. Its original launch date was Thursday, March 20. That tells you all you need to know about the deal.
March 16, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Hidden Treasure

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The SPACs, which are special purpose acquisition companies or blank checks, have been the only IPO game in town this year. Eleven of this year’s 20 IPOs have been SPACs, but the traffic has dried up lately. Many are trading below their initial offering prices, but there could be gold in some of those SPACs.
March 9, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Visa’s Big Vision

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The Visa IPO is emerging from the mist of falling stock prices and a dwindling new-issue calendar like a shining light. The blockbuster deal with a big brand name has attracted a lot of attention.
March 2, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tapping the Brakes

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Over the years, there are two factors that slow down or stop the IPO calendar. One is stock market conditions and the other is seasonal factors. Both forces have made their appearances in today’s new-issues market.
February 24, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Half Empty or Half Full?

The financial press has recently reported a surge in the number of IPO cancellations, but that’s only half the story. What has been overlooked has been the number of new IPO filings. They have been running at a faster pace. The ratio of new filings versus cancellations has been 2-to-1.
February 10, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Recovery Time

The timetable for the IPO Express can be found in the new-issues calendar. Lately it has been bleak, due to the stock market’s correction. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
February 3, 2008 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Long Winter’s Nap

It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good, and the recent blast of frigid weather on Wall Street could not have come at a better time for the IPO calendar.
January 27, 2008 Read More
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