May 9, 2022
Stash’s May 2022 IPO Calendar
Check out Stash’s initial public offering (IPO) calendar, which includes public offerings from the past month, as well as offerings expected in the next 15 days. We’ve included companies with a market cap of $500 million or more. These might be available on Stash’s platform once they trade on the stock market.* We’ll update this information with upcoming offerings each month, using the same criteria.
*Stash is not endorsing any of the IPOs mentioned below. Stash does not offer the ability to participate in IPOs and encourages you to research any company yourself prior to investing. This calendar is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation of any security. Stash is under no obligation to offer any investment listed on its platform. Following an IPO, the price of the newly issued stock can move significantly, so it’s especially important to remember the Stash Way®.
Updated May 9, 2022
Excelerate Energy Inc., EE
- The energy company delivers regasified liquid natural gas globally, claiming to focus decarbonization by switching emerging markets to gas from coal. Based in Woodlands, Texas, Excelerate sold 16 million shares at $24 a share.
Applied Blockchain, APLD
- The datacenter company builds processing facilities that provide large amounts of computing power for cryptocurrency mining, and other procedures that require significant electric power. Applied Blockchain, based in Dallas, Texas, is being uplisted to the NASDAQ from the OTC Pink Markets. The company sold 8 million shares at $5 per share.
Bausch & Lomb Corp., BLCO
- Based in Ontario, Canada, the consumer eye-care company makes more than 400 products that support optical health. Bausch & Lomb plans to go public on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company sold 35 million shares at $18 a share.
ProFrac Holding Corp., PFHC
- Based in Willow Park, Texas, the energy services company offers hydraulic fracturing, and other solutions for leading oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production of “unconventional” oil and natural gas resources in North America. ProFrac plans to sell 16 million shares at a $21 to $24 price range.
Bright Green Corp., BGXX
- The company provides federally legal cannabis and cannabis-related products for research and pharmaceutical purposes. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Bright Green will go public through a direct listing on the Nasdaq. The company plans to sell 158.3 million shares at a price that has not yet been determined.
Information about IPOs
Companies begin trading on a public stock exchange through a process called an initial public offering (IPO).
A company might go public to raise money to expand the company, to build new locations, or hire more people. Going public can allow the company to raise a lot of money quickly.
When a company decides to go public, it’ll work with an investment bank such as Goldman Sachs or J.P. Morgan in a process called underwriting. The bank will make sure all of the proper documents are prepared and find people who want to invest in the company through initial shares or IPO shares. Before the company goes public, it must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is a federal agency in charge of regulating the company and keeping the company informed on those regulations and rules. Once the company goes public with SEC approval, it has to issue quarterly financial statements on the health of the company so that investors can stay informed.
Although it’s a less common approach to going public, a company can also choose to take its stock public through a direct listing.The company is still required to file with the SEC, but when a company lists shares directly, it doesn’t use a bank to go public. Instead, early investors in the company choose to sell their shares to the public. A direct listing allows the stock exchange to dictate the price of shares. By contrast, with a traditional IPO, the bank that underwrites the IPO will set an initial share price.
Good to know: Companies usually have a lock-up period following an IPO. A lockup period is when company insiders, such as employees granted stock options or executives who own shares, sign an agreement that prohibits them from selling shares for a specified period of time, often a period of six months. When lockup periods expire, insiders or other early investors may want to sell their stock in order to make a profit from their shares. When these insiders start to sell their shares, sometimes that can cause a company’s stock price to fall. Companies that go public through a direct listing typically do not have lock up periods.
Following an IPO, stock exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq will list the stock so that investors can purchase shares of the newly listed stock. If you’re an investor, it’s important to know when companies are going public and the price at which they’re expected to trade if you’re interested in investing in those new companies.
Following an IPO, the price of the newly issued stock can move significantly, so it’s especially important to remember the Stash Way®.
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