Tagged: ipo

John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

Towards the end of April, SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. delivered a heartfelt speech in Cleveland about the decline of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US. While there has been much debate regarding the cause of this decline (with some questioning whether it even… Read More

Swedish Fintech iZettle Announces Intentions to Launch IPO & List on Nasdaq Stockholm

Swedish fintech platform iZettle announced on Tuesday its plan to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) or and to list its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, iZettle reported its a mission to help small businesses succeed by revolutionizing mobile payments with… Read More

Public & Private Markets Meet on Seedrs as Investors Gain Access to Augmentum Fintech LSE IPO

Online capital formation and more traditional funding methods continue to converge as Seedrs, a leading UK investment crowdfunding platform, has provided access to the Augmentum Fintech initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. The £100 million IPO saw more than £500,000 of investment… Read More

Fintech TruFin Picks up £70 Million via AIM Listing

TruFin PLC has raised £70 million, before expense, via an AIM listing priced at 190 pence per share. The Fintech focused company has invested in several interesting platforms including a 155 stake in leading consumer peer to peer lender Zopa. TruFin expects admission to trading… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Senmiao Technology Announces Terms For Upcoming $14 Million IPO

Last week, Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Senmiao Technology announces terms for its upcoming $14 million U.S. initial public offering (IPO).  Founded in 2014, Senmiao Technology offers director loans and assignment of loans to medium-size enterprise, borrowers, and creditors. According to Renaissance Capital, the online lender plans to… Read More

UK’s Largest P2P Lender Funding Circle Said to be Planning IPO at £2 Billion Valuation

Funding Circle, a UK based peer to peer lender, is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO) for 2018. The news of the new listing is courtesy of SkyNews that reports Funding Circle will begin meeting with investment banks during Q1 of 2018 as they… Read More

Fresh from $6.5M Round, NYC Fintech EquityZen CEO Atish Davda Discusses Investment Access and Liquidity for All

EquityZen, a New York-based Fintech firm that operates a secondary marketplace for company-approved transactions in pre-IPO stock, has a mission: to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players, including the… Read More

Crikey! Credible Raises $50 Million with Initial Public Offering in Australia on ASX

Credible, a very promising early stage Fintech marketplace, has gone raised $50 million in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). While the IPO is in itself interesting, the fact that Credible listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is telling. The offering, described as the largest… Read More

PPDAI IPOs at $13 Share

Chinese online lender PPDAI traded on the NYSE under ticker PPDF today after pricing shares at $13 each for their initial public offering. The IPO raised $221 million for the peer to peer lending platform with Credit Suisse and Citi acting as lead managers.  PPDAI… Read More

Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2017 Will Make IPOs Easier in the US

HR 3903 or the “Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2017″ may boost the moribund Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in the US. Passed by the US House of Representatives last week by a solid bipartisan vote of 419 to 0, the bill has three provisions designed… Read More

Ant Financial Puts IPO on Hold; Plans More Startups & Artificial Intelligence Investments

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial revealed this week it is putting its Initial Public Offering (IPO) plans on hold and is now focused on investing in more startups and artificial intelligence (AI). The news of Ant Financial’s plans comes less than a year after… Read More

Fat Brands Completes $24 Million Reg A+ IPO

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., a global multi-brand restaurant franchising company, announced on Friday completed its Regulation A+ Initial Public Offering (IPO). The initiative, which raised $24 million throughthe sale of 2,000,000 shares priced at $12.00 per share, was launched earlier this summer and sought to achieve… Read More

Now Live: stREITwise’s Online REIT Reg A+ IPO for Diversified Real Estate Portfolio

stREITwise has launched a Regulation A+ IPO for its online commission-free real estate investment with direct investment on its own website. The company’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) – 1st stREIT Office – seeks to provide a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality office buildings with… Read More

SyndicateRoom Presents: The People’s Trust £125 Million IPO Target Raise

Members of the UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom now have the opportunity to partake in an upcoming IPO for The People’s Trust. The target for the raise is £125 million, with the company listing on London Stock Exchange and the Social Stock Exchange in October 2017. “We’re… Read More

Australia’s ASX Had 133 IPOs in 2016, the NYSE 37. Why is that?

Here is an interesting factoid, recently discovered. The ASX, or Australian Securities Exchange, the country’s primary market for trading securities is killing it in Initial Public Offerings in comparison to many of its global cousins. In fact, when you compare the ASX to some of… Read More

Global Restaurant Franchising Company FAT Brands Announces Plans to File Reg A+ Initial Public Offering

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., a global multi-brand restaurant franchising company, announced on Thursday it is making plans to file a Regulation A+ initial public offering that allows anyone the opportunity to invest in its family of brands. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Fatburger, Buffalo’s Cafe,… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment: Poised to Inspire the Next IPO Boom

It was the summer of 1995. Hootie and the Blowfish were on tour and Brad Pitt was People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. It was a time when salads were big and shirts were puffy. Microsoft released Windows 95, fueling a revolution that helped shape the… Read More

Look in the Mirror: Why the Number of Public Companies & IPOs are in Decline

  The decline in the number of public companies in the United States and the decline in the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) that occur each year are widely decried. It is irony that many who bemoan these changes are the very persons who… Read More

“Sarbanes-Oxley is Shutting Out Average Investors from the Early Growth Stages of the Next Cisco & Starbucks”

It is a fact that the number of public companies and the number of companies going public have dramatically decreased over the last 15 years. For private investors like High Net Worth Individuals or Venture Capitalists this has not been an issue. It is arguable… Read More

Vanishing IPOs: A Discussion Of The Causes, Cures & Implications

In a recent testimony to the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Scott Kupor, CEO & Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a $6.5 billion multi-stage venture capital firm, gave an amazingly comprehensive and concise description of today’s vanishing IPO market, the… Read More