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IFR US ECM Roundtable
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM 30th Floor
Date: October 24, 2019 to October 24, 2019
Where: 30th Floor, Refinitiv Building , 3 Times Square, New York, New York, United States
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Event Type: Other
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The IFR US ECM Roundtable will take place on the afternoon of Thursday October 24 2019 in New York.  Now in its eighth year, the event will bring together a panel of the most senior ECM practitioners to assess the current state of the market, discuss the latest trends and developments and provide an outlook for the remainder of the year and beyond.  Topics to be discussed will include: State of the IPO market At $32.6bn YTD, IPO volumes are at a $50bn run-rate for the year and are trending toward a five-year high. Unicorns have figured prominently among this year's new listings, with 30-plus unicorns debuting this year versus 20 in all of 2018 and 13 in 2017. Venture-backed IPO issuance (48 deals totaling $20.9bn YTD) stands at seven-year high and PE-backed IPOs (11, $5.7bn) at post-crisis low. VC-backed IPOs are larger than ever and more highly valued at the time of their IPOs. IPO returns have been very good (notwithstanding the Uber and Lyft misfires), easily outperforming the broader market (which is strong too), but are these gains sustainable? More than 300 unicorns remain private with a combined valuation of $1.2trn.  Which industries/companies are transforming the economy? Pinterest, Lyft and Uber take investment case to the public markets to varying success. Pinterest takes down-round amid operational overhaul but delivers good gains Lyft and Uber crash on debut as private-funding overhang overwhelms public market bid, raising questions about investor lock-up agreements for companies that have raised large sums before they go public. Beyond Meat soars beyond belief, surging 160% on debut in May and 500%-plus in the aftermarket, valuing the fake meat maker at nearly $10bn. How did investment banks contend with investor food fight at the IPO and manage the $600m follow-on offering just two months later. Zoom Communications, the video collaboration platform, drew one of the highest-quality books of demand for its IPO. Cybersecurity also remains a durable inves
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