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IPOs for everyone : the 12 secrets of investing in IPOs
Killian, Linda R.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2001]

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xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Table of Contents
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HG4028.S7 K54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Founders of Renaissance Capital and the IPO Aftermarket Fund get in on the cutting edge of today′s economy

The business press has declared IPOs-Initial Public Offerings-dead seven times in the past ten years. Every time they′ve been wrong. Far from being deterred by the IPO obituaries, the authors of IPOs for Everyone show that these times in the IPO market consistently present the best buys. Once reserved for a select group of Wall Street pros, there are now many opportunities for individual investors to take advantage of in the IPO groundswell. IPOs have become a must have for investors who wish to diversify their portfolio. IPOs for Everyone, reveals the twelve secrets used by the founders of Renaissance Capital, the leading IPO research and money management firm, to pick a winning IPO investment. This timely book provides the inside knowledge that investors must have to play the volatile IPO market successfully, including: finding the best companies on the block, getting favorable pricing and seeking out buying opportunities in the aftermarket.

Author Notes

LINDA R. KILLIAN, CFA, has nearly two decades of investment management and equity research experience. Prior to founding Renaissance Capital, she was a portfolio manager and analyst with Citicorp Investment Management and Wertheim Schroder.
KATHLEEN SHELTON SMITH has spent over twenty years working with IPOs as an investment banker and portfolio manager. Prior to founding Renaissance Capital, she was a director of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets′ Technology and Emerging Growth Investment Banking Group.
WILLIAM K. SMITH is a founder and portfolio manager of Renaissance Capital. He was a senior investment banking executive with Kidder Peabody and Bear Stearns. He is the author of the book Strategic Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions.
RENAISSANCE CAPITAL, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, runs the IPO+ Aftermarket Fund, the first mutual fund focused on IPOs. For up-to-the-minute information on IPOs, visit Renaissance Capital′s Web site:

Table of Contents

Exhibitsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Secret 1 How the IPO Market Worksp. 13
Secret 2 The Way Wall Street Works: Why You Can't Get IPOs and What You Can Do about Itp. 39
Secret 3 How to Have IPO Intelligencep. 59
Secret 4 Mining the IPO Prospectusp. 81
Secret 5 What Makes a Good IPOp. 111
Secret 6 How to Avoid Bad IPOsp. 127
Secret 7 Internet and Technology IPO Basicsp. 149
Secret 8 The Potential of Global IPOsp. 179
Secret 9 How Management Helps or Hurts an IPOp. 205
Secret 10 How to Trade IPOsp. 225
Secret 11 The Sustainability of IPOsp. 239
Secret 12 Finding the Right Resourcesp. 251
Appendix A Directory of Underwritersp. 261
Appendix B Top 25 IPO Underwritersp. 267
Appendix C A Short History of IPOsp. 269
Glossary of IPO Termsp. 277
Indexp. 297