IPO deal activity surged 1,314% in the first quarter of 2017. And this is just the start.
Expect a resurgence of new companies going public this year. This urgent briefing explains how to profit (click here).
Last quarter, 25 companies went public and raised $9.9 billion from investors. That was the highest level in nearly two years.
It was a stark contract to the first three months of 2016 when eight IPOs raised just $700 million.
Of course, the $3.4 billion IPO from Snap (NYSE: SNAP) helped boost the totals. Snap was the biggest U.S. tech stock IPO since Facebook’s debut in 2012. Yet even excluding Snap, the fundraising total was nine times larger.
Tech Stocks, Biotech Stocks in IPOs
Snap’s IPO was well received by the markets. The stock jumped 44% in its first day of trading, the best first-day performance for a +$2 billion IPO since the year 2000.
Meanwhile, the average IPO gained a respectable 11%, with every sector except Energy posting gains.
A recent report from Renaissance Capital shows the best-performing IPOs in 2017:
Technology stocks and biotech did particularly well. But it’s worth noting that there was strong performance and deal activity from a variety of sectors.
For example, even window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN Holdings (NYSE: JELD) was one of the best performers. The stock jumped 13.6% in the first day and was up 42.8% at the end of the first quarter.
The Next IPO Deals
The recent strength of IPO deals is a positive sign for the remainder of this year. Currently private companies will be encouraged by the recent deal activity. It clearly shows that institutional and individual investors have a strong appetite for new offerings. And fundamentally sound deals that are attractively priced are seeing positive performance once they begin trading.
The next major tech IPO is Cloudera, a big data analytics company that has raised $1 billion from investors.
Click here to discover how to buy Pre-IPO shares in Cloudera right now.
Plus, The Wall Street Journal reports that music streaming service Spotify Finally Readies an IPO…That’s Not an IPO.
Spotify was recently valued at $8.5 billion. And it’s considering an IPO that would completely cut out Wall Street investment banks.
Cloudera and Spotify will be huge IPO deals. And most investors who want access have two simple choices:
Choice #1: Wait for the stocks to start trading, and then buy it on the NASDAQ or NYSE.
Choice #2: Buy Pre-IPO shares right now, BEFORE the stock begins trading.
This week, I’m going to explain exactly how you could invest in Cloudera and Spotify weeks or months before they go public.
By doing so, you’ll join a small group of early investors. The best news is that this is open to EVERY investor. There are no restrictions.
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Be sure to read tomorrow’s issue for my complete details on this unusual IPO.