The IPO Buzz: Required Reading

This week’s equities calendar is large — 25 deals. Sixteen are secondary offerings and nine are IPOs. But in this crowd, some appearances are deceiving.
 
May 20, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sweet 16

Wall Street’s investment bankers plan on saddling up 16 deals for this week’s IPO Sweepstake. If all cross the finish line, it would be the largest week since mid-December 2004. Among this “sweet 16” bevy of ponies are a frontrunner and a dark horse, according to the IPO handicappers.
 
May 13, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dutch Mint and Chinese Puzzle

A billion-dollar Dutch auction grabbed the spotlight last week, but it wasn’t the only show in town. A couple of noteworthy Chinese IPOs made their way into the U.S marketplace. All three IPOs had a story to tell.
May 6, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: It’s Your Call

Interactive Brokers Group (Nasdaq: IBKR proposed) plans to price its IPO on Thursday evening for Friday’s trading. It will be only one of nearly 13,000 companies to go public since January 1970. But its offering will be a rare creature among the thundering herd of IPOs over the decades. It’s being offered through a bidding system known as a Dutch auction.
April 29, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Pleasant Surprise

Bankers gave IPO investors a dose of what appeared to be a “back-to-the-future” IPO when they priced a money-losing company last week. Comverge (NASDAQ: COMV) popped for a surprising opening-day gain of 23.9 percent. 
April 15, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Keeping Score

Enough companies jumped on last week’s IPO bandwagon to push 2007’s first quarter past the year-ago numbers. In the process, it made this year’s first quarter the best Q1 since the wild and woolly days of 2000 during the “insanity dot-com” era.
 
April 1, 2007 Read More
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