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A week with nine US IPOs pushed 2013's total proceeds raised to $43.4 billion, ahead of 2012's $42.4 billion and trailing only 2007’s $48.7 billion for the highest total since the tech bubble. October ended with 30 pricings (and 30 filings), putting 2013, with 182 IPOs completed to date, in position to challenge 2004’s post-tech bubble high of 217 IPOs. Given that a year-to-date record 16 deals set terms last week, the record might not even last until Thanksgiving. With 15 deals on the
, this coming week could see the most
in a week since 2006.
The Container Store has sixth 100%+ first-day pop of 2013
Two of the eight IPOs last week, storage retail chain The Container Store (
) and Chinese travel search engine Qunar.com (
), placed among 2013's top 10 first-day returns, finishing up 101% and 89% respectively. The week’s other Chinese deal, classifieds website 58.com (
), also performed well, gaining 42% on its first day and finishing the week up 47%. Blackstone-backed REIT Brixmor Property Group (
) completed the largest deal, raising $825 million by offering extra shares, and traded up 4% after pricing at the midpoint. Overall, the majority of the deals (five of eight) priced above the proposed range. Only one company, diagnostic company Veracyte (
), ended the week below its offer price.
IPO pricings (week of October 28, 2013)
Deal Size ($mm)
IPO Price vs. Midpoint
Return as of 11/1
The Container Store (
Storage products chain
Chinese travel search
Essent Group (
Marcus & Millichap (
Real estate brokerage
Display ad retargeting
Surgical Care Affiliates (
Brixmor Property (
Sixteen companies set terms
With 16 companies setting terms last week, the number of IPOs (excluding SPACs) scheduled to price has swelled to 21, which could lift 2013 over the 200-deal mark. A quarter of the companies that launched were biotechs. Two were e-commerce sites: textbook rental company Chegg (
) launched a $158 million deal, and family apparel daily deals site zulily (
) launched a $196 million deal. Another major textbook company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (
), set terms seeking $274 million. Extended Stay America (
) launched the week’s largest new deal, with estimated proceeds of $551 million. Extended Stay’s 682 hotels make it the largest operator of company-branded hotels in the US. It was bought out of bankruptcy for $3.9 billion in 2009 by Blackstone, Centerbridge and Paulson & Co.
IPOs setting terms (week of October 28, 2013)
Deal Size ($mm)
LTM Sales ($mm)
Extended Stay America (
Midcoast Energy Partners (
Natural gas assets
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (
Educational content publisher
JGWPT Holdings (
Buys payment streams
Eros International (
Distributes Indian films
Family apparel deals
Online textbook rental
LGI Homes (
Southern US homebuilder
Blue Capital Reinsurance (
Arc Logistics Partners LP (
Energy logistics assets
Elevated potassium treatment
Norcraft Companies (
Karyopharm Therapeutics (
Heart disease treatments
Orphan disease treatments
NMI Holdings (
Private mortgage insurance
Street-themed retailer is the week's only new filer
With the chance passed for new filers to price before Thanksgiving, only one company entered the
last week. DTLR Holding, which sells street-inspired footwear, apparel and accessories in 95 eastern US stores, filed for a $75 million IPO. For the 26 weeks ended August 3, 2013, its comparable store sales increased 7.9%, and its total net sales increased 9% to $101 million.
New IPO filers (week of October 28, 2013)
Deal Size ($mm)
LTM Sales ($mm)
DTLR Holding (
Street-inspired footwear and apparel retailer
IPO market snapshot
The 182 IPOs in 2013 have raised $43.4 billion and produced an average return of 32%. There have been 66 IPOs in the past 90 days, with total proceeds of $18.2 billion and an average return of 26%. The active IPO pipeline includes 109 companies looking to raise a total of $31.6 billion.
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