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

The IPO Buzz: Moving the IPO Merchandise

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The trick in selling anything is marking the merchandise at a price to sell. October’s secondary/follow-on calendar has found the answer; the new-issues calendar has not. And the end result is on the ticker tape. In Wall Street jargon, “the tape tells the tale.”
 
October 25, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Highway Markers

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Navigating the IPO market is a bit like driving down the highway, where you need to focus on what you can see through the windshield while occasionally checking out any other activity by glancing in the rear view mirror.
 
October 18, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: For IPOs, Three’s Company

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
Now that the excitement over last week’s billion-dollar IPOs has died down, bankers are returning to more “normal times.” This week’s calendar has three names on it, with bankers aiming to raise a little over $600 million. One company operates in the United States, the other two in China.
 
October 11, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Over the IPO Rainbow

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
A rainbow will stretch over lower Manhattan this week as Wall Street’s bankers get ready to price two big IPOs, with the aim of raising $8.6 billion. If things go according to plan, there might be a pot or two of gold in the offing.
 
October 4, 2009 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Thrills and Spills

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat made themselves known in last week’s IPO market. One deal soared in the aftermarket while another crashed on take-off. Both left everyone shaking their heads.
 
September 27, 2009 Read More
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