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US IPO Week Ahead: IPO calendar is quiet amid annual August break

August 13, 2021
Week Ahead

The IPO market’s annual August lull is in full swing with no IPOs currently scheduled for the week ahead. While the calendar is empty for now, we may see some SPACs join the calendar throughout the week. We also anticipate filing activity to pick up in the coming weeks ahead of the post-Labor Day rush.

Street research is expected for 19 companies in the week ahead, and lock-up periods will be expiring for up to seven companies. For access to Street research and lock-up expiration dates, sign up for a free trial of IPO Pro.

IPO Market Snapshot
The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. As of 8/12/2021, the Renaissance IPO Index was up 0.8% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 was up 18.8%. Renaissance Capital's IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snowflake (SNOW) and Palantir Technologies (PLTR). The Renaissance International IPO Index was down 9.7% year-to-date, while the ACWX was up 9.3%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include EQT Partners and Smoore International.