US IPO Week Ahead: Tradeweb is the hot trade in a 4-IPO week

Four IPOs are scheduled to raise nearly $1.0 billion in the week ahead.

Electronic trading platform Tradeweb Markets (TW) is the week's largest deal, accounting for about 70% of the week's proceeds. The other three offer growth potential, but Tradeweb combines strong growth (+22% y/y) with profits (23% net margin), throwing off $235 million in free cash flow during 2018. 

Silk Road Medical (SILK) could see a lot of interest, based on its fast growth (+142% in 2018 on $35mm of sales) and the returns of recent IPO device maker ShockWave Medical (SWAV; +100% from IPO).

Ruhnn Holding (RUHN) calls itself the "largest internet key opinion leader (KOL) facilitator in China." It identifies online influencers and allows them to monetize their fame through online stores. The company is not yet profitable, and sales grew 14% in the nine months ended December 31, 2018.

NGM Biopharmaceuticals (NGM) is the latest billion-dollar biotech, attempting tor raise $100 million at a valuation of $1.1 billion. Like this past week's Genfit (GNFT), NGM is targeting NASH, among other diseases.

U.S. IPO Calendar
Deal Size
Market Cap
Price Range
Shares Filed
Ruhnn Holding (RUHN)
Hangzhou, China
$11.50 - $13.50
E-commerce platform used by Chinese internet celebrities to sell fashion items.
NGM Biopharmaceuticals (NGM)
South San Francisco, CA
$14 - $16
Phase 2 biotech developing therapies for NASH and Type 2 diabetes.
Silk Road Medical (SILK)
Sunnyvale, CA
$15 - $17
JP Morgan
Sells medical devices to treat carotid artery disease.
Tradeweb Markets (TW)
New York, NY
$24 - $26
JP Morgan
Electronic trading platform backed by Blackstone and Thomson Reuters.

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US IPO Week Ahead: Tradeweb is the hot trade in a 4-IPO week

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