Triad and Argus Publish Q1 2020 IPO, Secondary Market Summary

Triad Securities Corp., a full-service, agency-only brokerage firm, today announced the issuance of its Q1 2020 Quarterly Snapshot on US IPOs and secondary offerings (available here). Published in conjunction with Argus Research, the report provides ECM (equity capital market) trends along with lists of the most promising IPO candidates, performance of the largest Q1 2020 IPOs, top 20 Unicorns and underwriter performance.

Given the restrictions on travel and physical meetings enacted over the last month, IPO and secondary offering activity predictably ground to a halt starting in the second half of March. While the ECM activity will likely remain muted for the coming weeks, there are reasons for optimism. The report concludes that secondaries will likely be the first to bounce back, as companies from hard-hit industries such as Travel, Retail, Restaurants and Energy look to raise fresh capital.

The IPO pipeline is also up from recent quarters, with about 100 companies having filed plans with the SEC to go public. In addition, investors are looking forward to future filings from “Unicorns” such as Waymo, which had been valued at $30 billion prior to the onset of Covid-19; analytics/Big Data company Palantir, which had been valued at $11 billion; and Stripe, a credit card processing company serving websites, which had been valued at $22.5 billion.

John Eade, President, Argus Research, said: “Although the shutdown has impacted the markets, they will be back. We believe that raising and allocating capital are among the nation’s core competencies and critical for growth. Down the road, we think investors will again be eager to snap up biotech and genetic companies and cloud-based computing firms.”

Kevin Schultz, Triad Securities Chairman, said: “The quarterly analysis we publish in partnership with Argus Research allows professional traders to gain extremely deep insights about a critical corner of the capital markets. We believe this intelligence, combined with our New Issue Service that analyzes how IPOs and secondaries are affected by certain variables in the global markets and the expertise of our veteran trading team, makes Triad Securities the ideal brokerage partner for any fund manager looking to effectively navigate the trading of new issuances.”

For the complete reserach, please a click here for the report