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Archive: IPO

A Look Ahead

The Role of the Board in the IPO Process

Recently IPO or looking to go public in the next 12-18 months? Then you don’t want to miss the Pre- and Post-IPO Board Forum, hosted by NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Member, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the offices of PwC, 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA. This Board Forum is targeting newly listed public companies, as well as companies…

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Investor Relations

Why the Rocket Fuel IPO is good news for MediaMath

Shares of Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL) literally took off on its first day as a publicly traded company. After pricing at the high end of the expected $27 to $29 range, shares more than doubled during Friday’s trading, reaching $62.40 before closing at $56.10, a jump of 93% over the IPO price. At the closing price on the first day of trading, Rocket…

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Week in Review

Week in Review: Third Quarter 2012 Venture-Backed IPOs Double Year Over Year

The third quarter is officially under our belts, and the first venture capital numbers are already out. Ten venture-backed IPOs raised $1.1 billion in the third quarter, a decline from the second quarter (mostly due to Facebook’s massive IPO) but more than double the activity over the same period last year. In addition, the third quarter saw 96 venture-backed M&A…

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Safeguard Scientifics Steve Zarrilli Named ‘CFO of the Year’ by Philadelphia Business Journal

When Stephen T. Zarrilli joined Safeguard in 2008, the company was in the midst of an effort to rebuild its brand and reputation in the wake of the burst of the dot-com bubble. Safeguard was still somewhat financially unstable, and its public market valuation was severely depressed. Steve came to Safeguard as a connected and well-respected financial executive with over…

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Life Sciences

Week in Review: Facebook and Other Venture-Backed IPOs Grab Headlines

The big news today is the Facebook IPO. The company that famously started in a Harvard dorm room set three records at IPO, including the largest valuation for a venture-backed IPO, the most capital raised, and the most active acquirer pre-IPO. All this attention has also brought Facebook a number of detractors, some of whom warn of potential advertising concerns…

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