High-tech IPOs are white hot right now, which is why many investors are trying to figure out how to invest in the 2014 IPO market.
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A Wall Street Journal report last week citing multiple unnamed sources close to the company states that GoDaddy is in the process of hiring underwriters. That would position the company for an initial public offering toward the end of 2014.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. confirmed yesterday (Sunday) what many had been expecting for months - that the Alibaba IPO will be filed in the United States.
Company officials stated that Alibaba has "decided to commence the process of an initial public offering in the United States. This will make us a more global company and enhance the company's transparency, as well as allow the company to continue to pursue our long-term vision and ideals."
This year has been one of the strongest for initial public offerings in recent memory. So far, we've seen 45 IPOs in 2014 - a whopping 96% increase from last year. This week, nine more IPOs are scheduled,
The biggest first-day IPO gains ever have more than doubled shareholders' initial investment when they hit the market. One brought in gains of more than 350%.
According to Renaissance Capital, 1,369 companies have gone public in the United States since 2005. While many of them have been duds, many more have been winners for investors.
With the Alibaba IPO on the horizon, the Chinese e-commerce giant took another big swing at the competition this week when it purchased a 60% stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd.
Alibaba spent approximately $804 million on the deal. ChinaVision is a television and film production company, and the acquisition will allow Alibaba to offer additional entertainment content to its customers.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been reducing the size of its GE Capital division, and the conglomerate just took another major step toward that goal.
The company announced today (Thursday) that it has filed an initial public offering (IPO) of its North American retail financing unit.
King IPO: King Digital Entertainment PLC said today (Wednesday) it expects a market value of as much as $7.6 billion in its initial public offering.
On Feb. 18, the maker of several hit social Internet games, including tour de force "Candy Crush Saga," filed for a U.S. initial public offering (IPO). The stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KING," with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS), and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC) serving as lead underwriters.
According to IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital, 40 companies have been priced in the United States in 2014 and have raised a total of $7.2 billion. Eight of the 10 IPOs on this list raised at least that much in a single deal.
The IPO calendar has been packed this year, with 40 companies going public year to date. And this week we see another four companies make their public debuts.
The healthcare field once again leads the way with three of this week's IPOs. In 2014, 22 healthcare companies have gone public.
Shares of Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) soared more than 102% today (Friday), after the company began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
COUP stock opened its first day of trading at $27.15 and reached $32.45 this afternoon. That $27.15 opening price was up from the company's offer price of $16 per share.
Music-streaming service Spotify acquired Echo Nest today (Thursday) in a move that will have a major impact on the rumored 2015 Spotify IPO.
The acquisition is a shot across the bow to several Spotify competitors who use Echo Nest now and plan to continue using the service in the future.
The 2014 IPO market has already seen 37 companies go public, and this IPO chart shows which industries have produced the most initial public offerings.
When numerous companies go public from one industry, it means there is high demand for stocks in that field. And in 2014, one industry has trumped the rest: healthcare.
If the first two months are any indication, the 2014 IPO market could be the biggest ever.
Through the first two months of 2014, 56 companies filed for initial public offerings in the United States. That's the highest total for any year in the past decade, and 60% higher than the next closest year, 2007.
The 2014 IPO market is booming as 61 companies have already filed for initial public offerings. Biotech companies like Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: RARE) have led the way with first-day gains of 207% and 101%, respectively.
The success of biotech IPOs has led Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson to call this "the biotech century."