Tag Archives | IPOs

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It’s unlikely Uber has a long-term future

Uber is the largest loss-making startup in history, and while investors will climb aboard the IPO and return money to early investors, the stockmarket will eventually realise there is no identifiable path to Uber profitability.

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IPOs, information asymmetry and house prices

When it comes to company floats or IPOs, sellers know much more about the business than buyers, so before getting caught up in the euphoria of a new listing, consider what it is they know that you don’t.

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Inside a hot IPO

An insider’s view of how institutional investors approach a hot IPO and the charade that goes on between fund managers and the investment banks running the show.

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Opportunities in new company floats

Successes and failures have been spread evenly across the current IPO cycle, so what should investors look for? There are special situations in new floats which improve the chances of finding a winner.

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Dick Smith prospectus failed to disclose

If we glean anything from the demise of Dick Smith, it is that Australia’s disclosure requirements for prospectuses need serious improvement. The market is not properly informed during new share issues.

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Lessons from Peter Lynch and Dick Smith

Applying the strategy employed by investing legend, Peter Lynch, might have helped understand the demise of electronics retailer Dick Smith well before most equity analysts saw it in the numbers.

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Beware of investment bankers bearing gifts

Investors face a barrage of glowing research from investment banks trumpeting the blue sky potential of new companies seeking to be listed on the ASX. It’s crucial to ignore the spin and focus on the business itself.

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