The IPO Buzz: A Compelling Story

There were whispers coming from Wall Street’s syndicate desks late this summer that the IPO market was gearing up for a busy fall. Six weeks later, it’s happening. Last week’s new-issue traffic was full of confirmations, and this week’s calendar stands ready to deliver.
October 7, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: From Shanghai to Wall Street

Chinese IPOs have grabbed a lot of headlines lately, such as the China Construction Bank IPO hitting the new-issues cash register for $7.7 billion in Shanghai last week. Halfway around the world at the corner of Broad and Wall Streets, Chinese IPOs have been minting money for American investors. Here’s what the media has missed.
September 30, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Winning Script

There’s no question that the Fed writes the script for Wall Street. Look no further than last week’s action. A more-than-expected rate cut of half a percentage point sparked a sharp stock market rally and, not to be outdone, the IPO calendar chipped in with an opening-day moonshot.
September 23, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: When Health Is A Hottie

This week’s IPO, athenahealth, has been billed by many as “hot, hot, hot.” It is — assuming it gets priced within its original filing range. But it isn’t the only pony in the IPO stable.
 
September 16, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Quiet Opening

The fashionistas flocked to Bryant Park for New York’s semi-annual fashion show last week. About four miles south, Wall Street was the setting of the post-Labor Day IPO show. There was one deal. The paparazzi ignored it.
September 9, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: SPACs in the Spotlight

Bankers are expected to price one IPO this week, or maybe it will get done the first week of September. That’s the way it goes with the specified purpose acquisition companies, also known as SPACs, or “blank check” companies. Sometimes they get priced, sometimes they don’t. Everything is in the hands of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

August 26, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Brodie and Some Bounty

On Thursday, Wall Street gave us a classic selling climax. On Friday, the Fed gave us a discount rate cut. And over the last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has given us 60 new IPO filings expecting to raise $9.6 billion. The message is clear –- look for a great fall season.
August 18, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Boxing with the Bear

With “the Bear” in the headlines, as in Bear Stearns, and the problems with subprime loans that produced a volatile stock market, not too much attention has been given to the IPO calendar. And guess what? This week boasts a baker’s dozen on the new-issues launching pad. The 13 IPOs aim to raise nearly $1.7 billion. Now that’s heavy traffic.
August 4, 2007 Read More
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