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The road less traveled: 14 auto-tech plays going public via SPAC


The quiet buzz of electric vehicles is growing louder as more EV makers choose to go public by merging with a SPAC. While several large Chinese EV companies have completed IPOs in recent years (NIO, LI, XPEV), the last major US EV maker to IPO was Tesla in 2010 (+14,584% from offer). Now many US-based EV companies are plugging into the recent SPAC trend for an more

Updated: Renaissance Capital's 3Q 2020 US IPO Market Review


IPO Frenzy Drives Busiest Third Quarter Since 2000 The US IPO market had its busiest third quarter by deal count since the Dot-com era, with 81 IPOs raising $28.5 billion. The high volume combined with several large deals resulted in the largest quarter by proceeds in six years. IPOs performance remained strong, more

US IPO Week Ahead: The September IPO calendar stays Good(Rx) and busy in an 8 IPO week


In another busy week for the September IPO market, eight IPOs are scheduled to raise $2.0 billion, led by prescription drug marketplace GoodRx Holdings (GDRX).  The largest deal of the week, GoodRx (GDRX) plans to raise $900 million at an $11.2 billion market cap. The company operates in the large prescription more

US IPO Weekly Recap: The IPO market gears up for fall with wave of filings in a 2 IPO week


Two foreign electric vehicle makers and three SPACs went public this past week. A wave of filings brought 27 companies into the IPO pipeline. Xpeng (XPEV), a Chinese electric vehicle maker, upsized and priced above the range to raise $1.5 billion at an $11.2 billion market cap. While the company has yet to achieve positive gross margins, its P7 model has more