- 23 Nov '21 at 3:07 am #29721TradersComKeymaster
US IPO Weekly Recap: 7 IPOs debut ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday
November 19, 2021
The IPO market was relatively quiet ahead of the holiday week with seven IPOs raising $1.5 billion. 12 SPACs also priced. Two deals failed to get done: childcare giant KinderCare (KLC) postponed, and Canada-listed Sangoma Technologies (SANG) terminated its proposed US offering. New issuers continued to join the pipeline in preparation for post-Thanksgiving launches, with nine IPOs and 13 SPACs submitting initial filings.
Fast casual salad chain Sweetgreen (SG) upsized and priced well above the range to raise $364 million at a $3.4 billion market cap. One of the fastest-growing restaurants in the US, Sweetgreen owns and operates 140 restaurants across 13 states and DC. While it is highly unprofitable, the company has a strong digital presence and plans double its store count in the next three to five years. Sweetgreen finished up 89%.
Germany-based Sono Group (SEV) priced at the midpoint to raise $150 million at a $1.1 billion market cap. The company is developing what it believes is disruptive solar technology, as well as a solar and battery powered vehicle. Despite already accepting 16,000 pre-orders worth $390 million in net sales, it is not expected to reach commercialization until 2023, and will remain highly unprofitable for years. After popping 155% on its first day, Sono finished the week up 65%.
Braze (BRZE) priced well above the range to raise $520 million at a $6.7 billion market cap. Founder-led Braze provides a customer engagement platform used by businesses to improve their marketing. Unprofitable with strong growth, Braze serves over 1,100 clients with net revenue retention of 120%+ as of 7/31/21. Braze finished up 45%.
UserTesting (USER) downsized and priced below the range to raise $140 million at a $2.3 billion market cap. The company provides a video-first customer feedback platform for enterprises driven by capturing various human signals. While it has a diverse customer base and strong net dollar-based retention, the company remains unprofitable due to high S&M spend. UserTesting finished down 4%.
Australia’s Iris Energy (IREN), a Bitcoin mining company primarily powered by renewable energy, priced above the range to raise $232 million at a $1.6 billion market cap. Iris acquired its first site in British Columbia in January 2021. The company is dependent on the Bitcoin market, and while prices have risen near all-time highs, it remains highly volatile. Iris finished down 11%.
Utah-based digital bank FinWise Bancorp (FINW) priced within the range to raise $37 million at a $135 million market cap. FinWise Bank makes loans to and takes deposits from consumers and small businesses across the US. As of 9/30/21, FinWise Bancorp had total assets of $338 million, total loans of $249 million, total deposits of $253 million, and total shareholders’ equity of $69 million. FinWise finished up 21%.
Canadian lithium mining company Snow Lake Resources (LITM) upsized and priced at the high end to raise $24 million at a $131 million market cap. Snow Lake aims to focus sales to the EV and battery storage markets in the US and abroad. The company has a limited operating history and has not generated any revenue to date. Snow Lake finished up 73%.
12 SPACs went public led by Cohen and Gilbert’s fintech-focused FTAC Zeus Acquisition (ZINGU), which raised $350 million.28 Nov '21 at 10:45 pm #29373TradersComKeymaster
Following Thanksgiving week we have just one IPO due. Phase 1-ready biotech Nuvectis Pharma ($NVCT) plans to raise $30 million at a $160 mil
[See the full post at: US Weekly IPO and SPAC Monitor : Just One IPO Biotech Nuvectis Pharma]
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