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Uber is one of the worst performing IPOs ever

As one of the most anticipated initial public offerings this year, Uber made its stock market debut on Friday, May 10. While many expected the company to make a splash, it actually “was the worst first-day performance for a giant U.S. IPO by a wide margin,” according to Cordell Eminent

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Beyond Meat had ‘the best IPO so far in 2019’—here’s what to know if you’re thinking of investing

As IPO news continues to dominate business news headlines, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter offers his research insight to CNBC, The New York Times, Barron’s and Fortune in regards to the initial public offerings for companies like Beyond Meat, Zoom, Slack, Uber, Lyft and more. Read Ritter’s insights in the

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Warrington finance faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Jay Ritter, Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 32 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2019-2022. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong

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IPO tech rush

With more than 200 companies planning to go public this year, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter weighs in on the wave of IPOs we might see in 2019. See what he had to say about the IPO rush in interviews with CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist and Yahoo! Finance. Dual-class share

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Lyft Prices IPO at $72 a Share

On Friday, Lyft’s shares began trading on the public markets. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shared his IPO insights with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Toronto Globe and Mail, Associated Press, among others, in relation to the ride-hailing company’s stock-market debut. Read Ritter’s insights in the articles below. Lyft

Lyft files for IPO ahead of Uber

On March 1, rideshare company Lyft filed its S-1 IPO ahead of competitor Uber. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter spoke with Yahoo! Finance, the New York Times and CCN about how beating Uber to filing its IPO will affect Lyft’s success. Lyft will gain ‘more visibility’ if it heads to

Blank-Check Companies, a Hot IPO Fad, Contain Pitfalls for Investors

An analysis by the Wall Street Journal shows that more than half of the blank-check companies that went public in 2015 and 2016 are now trading below their IPO price. Blank-check companies, often called special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs — hold initial public offerings to raise cash for acquisitions even though

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TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Six leading IPO experts, including Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, discuss the revolution in how tech start-ups go public in this article from TechCrunch. Read Dr. Ritter’s response to the question, “What are the implications of direct listing tech IPOs for financial services, regulation, venture capital, and capital markets activity?”

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The Death of the IPO

The number of IPOs is declining, and that could mean that small investors are getting shut out of the most lucrative deals, writes The Atlantic. Dr. Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, shares his thoughts about why he isn’t concerned about the growth of private markets or the decline in IPOs.

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Is Uber really a $120 billion company?

Vanity Fair says there are signals that Uber could go public as soon as 2019, and the company could offer the biggest payout since Facebook in 2012. The Wall Street Journal reported that even Uber’s most recent valuation of $72 billion is just a fraction of its potential value as a