The IPO Buzz: Looking for a Lyft

By Jan Paschal: Will Rogers was fond of saying that “all I know is what I read in the papers.” The latest headlines are buzzing with anticipation that Lyft, the No. 2 ride-share app, will make its confidential filing public sometime this week and beat its giant rival Uber to the IPO punch. Meanwhile, only […]

February 24, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Short Week’s Lone Deal and Big Dreams

and Jan Paschal: Just one deal is on tap this week. But investors are dreaming of a robust IPO Calendar anticipated in March. Big names like Levi Strauss, which filed last week, and Uber, which did a confidential filing late last year, are driving the interest in IPOs to come. Acamar Partners Acquisition (ACAMU proposed) […]

February 18, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Flurry as Another Shutdown Looms

Six IPOs are on tap this week – with nothing on the IPO Calendar for the rest of February – as another U.S. government shutdown looms if a bipartisan border security deal can’t be reached by midnight on Friday. Border talks hit a snag on Sunday, increasing the possibility that a second shutdown could occur. […]

February 10, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Six Deals and Some Strong Stats

When the NYSE’s opening bell rings on Monday morning, Feb. 4, there will be an IPO calendar of six deals for the week. Three are blank check offerings and three are biotech companies. A half-dozen deals in a week may not seem like much, but based upon a 52-week calendar, that would amount to 312 […]

February 3, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back to Work

The word came from Washington on Friday afternoon that the U.S. government’s 35-day shutdown was over until Feb. 15th. That gives the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street bankers time to get back to work. But if you look closely, they already have. The IPO Calendar already has five names on it – […]

January 27, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: One Deal in a Short Holiday Week

There are two unusual things shaping this week’s IPO market.  When the sun came up today, Wall Street was closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the national holiday celebrating the birthday and the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. He would have turned 90 on Jan. 15th. When the U.S. stock market closes […]

January 21, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Shutdown Facts vs. Fiction

The word around Wall Street is there will be no IPOs in January. But don’t believe everything you read. Look at the facts. The finger of blame points at the record shutdown of the U.S. government. (Monday will mark Day 24 of the government shutdown, making it the longest in U.S. history.) The shutdown put […]

January 13, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: January by the Numbers

One of the biggest hits of 1923 was “Yes! We Have No Bananas.” Just one week into 2019, the IPO Calendar reads the same: “Yes! We have no IPOs.”  But this is a seasonal factor. It takes two major elements to pull a calendar together: The IPOs and the U.S. stock market. Looking back over […]

January 6, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Great Expectations for 2019

The year 2019 is being billed as a great year for IPOs. It’s expected to be the ride of the unicorns, if you believe the IPO experts quoted in the financial press. A unicorn, of course, is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Uber (valuation $72 billion) and Lyft (valuation […]

January 1, 2019 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Over and Out for the Holidays

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, three IPOs made their debuts and that wrapped up 2018’s new-issues market. The calendar is “clean and green” from now until the end of the year. This year’s curtain call is a little ahead of time. Looking back over the past six years, the IPO Calendar usually closed down during […]

December 16, 2018 Read More
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