Whither the U.S. Blockbuster IPO?

O'Connor, Colleen Marie
July 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;7/18/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 28, p7
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the initial public offerings (IPO) market in the U.S. This year, the U.S. IPO market has seen just one deal raise more than $1 billion. For this year, the only blockbuster sold in the U.S. was a $1.3 billion IPO by Huntsman Corp. in February. And equity capital market sources noted that many of the deals in their pipelines were sized around the $100 million mark. While the U.S. IPO market has maintained a steady level of issuance, and has managed to record a volume slightly above that of 2004, it doesn't look like investors will get to take down another blockbuster offering anytime soon.


Related Articles

  • Changing the Paradigm of Stock Ownership from Concentrated Towards Dispersed Ownership? Evidence from Brazil and Consequences for Emerging Countries. Gorga, �rica // Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business;Spring2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p439 

    The article examines the change of concentrated ownership structures toward dispersed ownership in Brazil. It highlights the increase of the number of companies and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) listed in the S�o Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa). It discusses the reasons behind why the...

  • Bringing business back to the market.  // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;6/29/2007, Vol. 51 Issue 26, p44 

    The article looks at the need for the government of Saudi Arabia to win investors back to the stock market. The Capital Market Authority's focus on reform may help to inject momentum into the market. The first initial public offering sold on a book-building basis closed through a share offering...

  • Sink or swim. Walker, Chris // Money (Australia Edition);Jul2007, Issue 92, p87 

    The article provides information on floats or initial public offerings (IPO) in Australia. According to the author, floats allow companies to get in on the ground floor of newly structured businesses. The Australian Securities Exchange said that shares offered in an IPO are generally priced at a...

  • IPO Boost For UAE.  // Middle East & Africa Financial Alert;2/9/2004, Vol. 3 Issue 20, p3 

    The bonanza of 2003 initial public offerings in the Gulf region largely passed by United Arab Emirates (UAE), whose investor profile is impeded by an underdeveloped capital markets regulatory environment and the fact that listings are divided between the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Financial Markets....

  • Biotechs Lead Field With Best-Performing IPOs Of 2014. BRIAN DEAGON // Investors Business Daily;12/24/2014, p00 

    As 2014 nears a close, the biotech industry holds four of the top five spots among the best-performing IPOs of the year, led by

  • THE INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE OF MESDAQ MARKET INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS (IPOs). Ahmad-Zaluki, Nurwati A.; Kect, Lim Boon // Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting & Finance;2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1 

    This study provides evidence on both the short-run and long-run investment performance of Malaysian initial public offering (IPO) companies that are listed on the MESDAQ Market. The factors that influence the performance are also investigated. In line with past Malaysian studies, the results of...

  • Visanet of Brazil Plans to Go Public.  // American Banker;9/3/2008, Vol. 173 Issue 170, p10 

    The author reports on the initial public offering (IPO) of stock by Companhia Brasileira de Meios de Pagamento, which is also known as Visant. According to the article, the stock will be offered on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. A time frame for the IPO has yet to be determined. Expectations...

  • Some Issues Concerning Romanian Investors' Behaviour. Results of a Survey. Dragotӑ, Victor; Şerbӑnescu, Vlad // Theoretical & Applied Economics;Jan2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p5 

    This study emphasizes different characteristics of Romanian investors, as a result of a survey. It offers information regarding some demographic characteristics, but, also, some financial issues, such as their interest in public offers, sources of information, investment criteria, attitude...

  • IPOs Worth $59.5B Pulled in '08. Schachter, Ken // Red Herring;12/29/2008, p1 

    The article focuses on a report from consulting firm Dealogic which revealed that 290 initial public offerings (IPOs) valued at $59.5 billion were withdrawn worldwide in 2008. According to the firm, the number of withdrawn or postponed deals compares to 160 IPOs in 2007. The 2007 deals had been...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics