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Renaissance Capital's 2019 US IPO Market Review


2019 IPO Market: Better Than the Headlines The long-awaited debuts of mega unicorns Uber and Lyft were mega busts, capped off by WeWork’s kamikaze IPO attempt in September. But beyond these headline-grabbing disappointments, the IPO market had a mostly good year. Returns averaged 20%, with 159 IPOs raising $ more

US IPO Weekly Recap: Sushi and SaaS succeed in a 4-IPO week


Four companies and two SPACs went public this week, led by the first US-based restaurant IPO in four years. Kura Sushi USA (KRUS), which operates 22 Japanese restaurants in the US, priced its IPO at the $14 low end to raise $41 million. This small revolving sushi bar concept has a large market opportunity, demonstrating both comp store sales growth and more

Impossible Foods IPO vs. Beyond Meat IPO


IPO investors have an appetite for vegan burgers. Beyond Meat (BYND) has soared more than 220% from its IPO earlier this month, including a gain of more than 25% in aftermarket trading. Close competitor Impossible Foods has made three key moves indicating that it is also headed toward public markets. 

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US IPO Weekly Recap: Beyond Meat goes above and beyond with 167% gain


The IPO market is cooking. Six IPOs raised $1 billion this past week, with five notching double-digit gains. Beyond Meat (BYND) popped 163% in the biggest first-day pop since 2015. The vegan burger maker has had explosive growth (205% in the 1Q19), extremely rare for a food company, and likely appeals to a wide group of environmentally-conscious more