We are passionate about initial public offerings. We chose to name our company "Renaissance Capital" because it reflects the spirit of invention and innovation that embodies today’s entrepreneurs who launch IPOs. The Renaissance was a time when much of the
world was to be discovered. It was a time of nascent capitalism, and a vigorous
approach to science and the future.
We look to identify new companies developing ground-breaking products and services that transform industries and change people’s lives. History has shown that some of the greatest stock advances of all time occurred when companies were early in their development. Look at the railroad industry when it first connected America, the telephone, the computer, the Internet. Many of the companies that championed these innovations are household names today.
Renaissance Capital enables investors to profit from newly public companies that are experiencing dramatic growth, but are not yet well known or understood. Renaissance Capital fills this void by helping investors better understand this inefficient class of equities and offer ways to invest in initial public offerings (IPOs).
Every day new companies are formed. The more successful ones are able to take their companies public. While only a few IPOs will become household names like Intel, Google or Microsoft, some relatively unknown newly public companies will see startling share appreciation in their early trading days, for example:
- Apollo Group (1994 IPO, education) – rose 1122% in 74 weeks
- CB Richard Ellis (2004, commercial real estate) – rose 541% in 156 weeks
- Rackspace Hosting (2008, online hosting services) – rose 488% in 46 weeks
- Intercontinental Exchange (2005, futures & OTC exchange) – rose 341% in 110 weeks
Because these companies by definition are new, they are not well known. Making these companies even more hidden is that the investment banks that take the companies public, by SEC rules, are not allowed to issue any research on the company for a period of time after the company goes public and major indexes are slow to include IPOs. This void creates opportunities for those willing and able to do the homework.
This is where Renaissance Capital comes in. For twenty years Renaissance Capital, as a major independent research provider, has been writing pre-IPO research reports on every U.S. initial public offering. Analyzing thousands of companies is a lot of work, but worth the effort to uncover the truly exceptional companies. With our expert analysts and research database of over 5,000 IPOs, we have the experience and skills to distinguish good deals from bad. Several years ago we expanded our coverage universe to include international IPOs that do not list here in the United States. Today, as the global leader in IPO research, we serve many of the world’s largest and most active institutional IPO investors.
Over ten years ago we created a way for individual investors to invest in the IPO market by launching the first IPO Mutual Fund (the Global IPO Fund – IPOSX). Individual investors can now invest in this exciting market segment in a mutual fund managed by IPO experts. Many investors wonder how to buy IPOs. The Global IPO Fund removes the challenging process of researching each IPO by providing individuals with an easy way to invest in a portfolio of newly public companies purchased on the offering and in aftermarket trading. We also offer this strategy to institutional investors in Separately Managed Accounts.
More recently we teamed up with British indexing powerhouse FTSE Group (owned by the Financial Times of London and the London Stock Exchange) to offer the first global IPO Index Series. These IPO indices are available for license to institutions and for the creation of exchange traded funds (ETF).
The IPO Center section of our web site keeps investors up to date on all IPO events including IPO news, Wall Street’s most complete IPO calendar where investors can track the timing of upcoming IPOs and IPO pricings. Investors can track our information by: