Where did the unicorns go? IPO window has closed

According to Data from Renaissance CapitalA firm that researches and invests in IPOs, has had only 53 IPOs so far this year, which is over 80% from the same period in 2021. What’s more, only 94% of companies filed for IPO in 2022, a decrease of 70% from a year earlier.

This means that new stocks making their debut in Wall Street may not see a meaningful pickup anytime soon. Still, experts are hoping that some unicorns may hit the market later in 2022.

grocery delivery leader instacart Confidentially filed for IPO earlier this year, which means it doesn’t need to provide a lot of financial statements right now. instacart Own worth $24 billion Shortly before its IPO filing, but it’s sharply down from a peak valuation of $39 billion in 2021.
There are also reports that private investors in Instacart have further cut their valuation. It is not yet clear when Instacart will go public.
“Valuations are largely correcting themselves from their 2021 highs,” said EY Americas IPO Leader Rachel Gering. Gering said the stock price drop isn’t helping for the companies that went public last year. ,Robin HoodBumble and Oatly are all “graduating” the 2021 IPOs that fell this year, for example.)

“The poor performance of companies going public in 2021 doesn’t bode well for companies going public now. Companies are waiting to see how things go,” Gering said.

However, investors are also eyeing other unicorn IPOs. epic games, The Developer Behind Fortnite, is an oft-mentioned IPO candidate. And, according to research firm CB Insights, which has a so-called unicorn list Tracking startup valuations, Epic is valued at $31.5 billion.
crypto investment firm ftx and sports merchandise company fanatics Also frequently mentioned in IPO rumors. According to CB Insights, FTX is valued at $32 billion, while Fundamentals is valued at $27 billion.
And then there are two mega unicorns. ByteDanceChinese owners of social media apps TIC Tocand Elon Musk SpaceX, They are both valued well north of $100 billion. Neither company has yet given any indication that they plan to go public in the immediate future.

Still, the IPO market should open up a bit later this year. Even if the biggest unicorns remain on edge, other private companies can take advantage of the fact that the broader market has returned as inflation fears begin to ease.

Will Breutigam, capital markets transactions leader at Deloitte, said the IPO window could open in the fourth quarter of this year or as early as 2023 for more companies to open to the offering price.

“The market today knows more about inflation and how the Fed is controlling it,” Breutigam said. “The sun is rising. Things are getting better.”

What’s next from the Fed?

The next Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates isn’t until September 21, which seems like aeons in this fast-paced/short-term obsessive world.

But traders can get more clues about how Fed looks at inflation outlook And the job market at next week’s Jackson Hole event.

The annual symposium, held in a Wyoming resort town in late August, is generally new. A-listers and central bankers from the investing world generally gather to discuss what’s next for the economy. This year should be no exception. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is due to deliver a speech on Friday morning.

When will the price hike end?  maybe never
How aggressive will the Fed be with future rate hikes? Investors will scrutinize Powell’s every word for hints. Currently, Fed funds futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are pricing in a toss-up as to whether the Fed will raise rates by another three quarters of a point Just half a point in September or instead.

Powell is unlikely to hold specific discussions about future rate hikes. He is more prone to repeat the mantra of how the Fed is “dependent on data” and is now going to “meet by meeting” regarding guidance.

But with recent economic data showing that the job market is still strong and inflation is beginning to cool, some experts wonder whether the Fed will be able to slow its rate hikes even further. There are concerns that if the Fed is too aggressive, it could lead to a recession.

“Powell and other Fed members can consider whether they should continue on their current path,” said Don Calcagni, chief investment officer at Mercer Advisors. “The downside risks to the economy are very real.”

With that in mind, Calcagni said he wouldn’t be surprised if the market starts to price sooner in the prospect of only quarter-point increases in the Fed’s next few meetings.

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