U.S. IPO Week Ahead: The IPO Market Quietly Revs Its Engine In An 11 IPO Week

Summary

  • The IPO market is expected to stay busy with 11 IPOs scheduled to raise $10.2 billion in the week ahead.
  • Electric truck developer Rivian Automotive (RIVN) plans to raise $8.0 billion at a $57.1 billion market cap.
  • OTC-listed Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) plans to raise $1.0 billion at a $13.9 billion market cap.

The IPO market is expected to stay busy with 11 IPOs scheduled to raise $10.2 billion in the week ahead.

Electric truck developer Rivian Automotive (RIVN) plans to raise $8.0 billion at a $57.1 billion market cap. This founder-led company is developing and manufacturing a portfolio of electric adventure-ready consumer and commercial SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks. Although the company is in the very early stages of commercialization, Rivian began its first deliveries in September of 2021 and has an order of 100,000 EDVs from Amazon through 2025.

OTC-listed Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) plans to raise $1.0 billion at a $13.9 billion market cap. The company provides vehicle rental services globally primarily through the Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty brands. Hertz filed for bankruptcy in May of 2020 and emerged this past June. The company is profitable, and revenue growth accelerated to 34% in the 9mo21.

Outsourced IT services provider CI&T (CINT) plans to raise $350 million at a $2.4 billion market cap. This Brazil-based company provides strategy, design, and software engineering services through a network of over 5,000 employees. Growing and profitable, CI&T’s blue-chip customer base includes Johnson & Johnson, Google, and Itaú Unibanco.

Expensify (EXFY) plans to raise $234 million at a $2.4 billion market cap. Founder-led Expensify provides a mobile-first expense management platform, primarily helping SMBs simplify the expense approval process from initial receipt scan through next-day reimbursement. Addressing a multibillion-dollar opportunity within US SMBs, Expensify saw robust profitability in the 1H21, but its paid member base remains below pre-COVID levels.

Customer engagement platform Weave Communications (WEAV) plans to raise $133 million at a $1.9 billion market cap. The company provides a customer communication and engagement software platform to SMBs. Fast-growing and unprofitable, Weave had more than 21,000 locations under subscription across approximately 20,000 customers in the US and Canada as of 6/30/21.

Vaccine biotech Vaxxinity (VAXX) plans to raise $101 million at a $2.1 billion market cap. This Phase 2 biotech is developing vaccines therapies for chronic diseases using synthetic peptides. Vaxxinity’s lead candidate, UB-311, is being developed for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and is scheduled to start a Phase 2b efficacy trial in 2022.

Online fashion retailer Lulu’s Fashion Lounge Holdings (LVLU) plans to raise $101 million at a $654 million market cap. Lulu’s sells apparel and accessories primarily to Millennial and Gen Z women. While its business took a hit during the pandemic, the company returned to profitability in the 1H21, and revenue growth accelerated to 24%.

Storage cloud platform Backblaze (NASDAQ: BLZE) plans to raise $100 million at a $644 million market cap. With over 480,000 customers across 175 countries, Backblaze provides a storage cloud platform to store, use, and protect data. The company has delivered solid growth, and it has maintained profitability on an EBITDA basis.

Texas bank Third Coast Bank (TCBX) plans to raise $75 million at a $317 million market cap. This commercially-focused bank operates 12 branches, seven of which are in the Greater Houston market. As of 6/30/21, Third Coast Bank had total assets of $2.0 billion, total loans of $1.6 billion, total deposits of $1.8 billion, and total shareholders’ equity of $138 million.

Laser communications firm Mynaric (MYNA) plans to raise $70 million at a $356 million market cap. Germany-based Mynaric develops and manufactures laser technologies for aerospace communications networks in government and commercial markets. The company is growing but highly unprofitable, with a -258% LTM gross margin.

Turbine system maker FlexEnergy (NASDAQ: FLXE) plans to raise $35 million at a $122 million market cap. This technology company design manufactures and sells turbine systems and heat exchangers. FlexEnergy saw revenue shrink in both 2020 and the 1H21.

U.S. IPO Calendar
IssuerBusinessDeal SizeMarket CapPrice RangeShares FiledTop Bookrunners
CI&T (CINT)São Paulo, Brazil$350M$2,380M$17 – $1919,444,444GoldmanCiti
Brazilian provider of outsourced IT development services.
Hertz (HTZ)Estero, FL$1,002M$13,930M$25 – $2937,100,000GoldmanJPMorgan
Provides vehicle rental services.
Expensify (EXFY)Portland, OR$234M$2,357M$23 – $259,730,776JPMorganCiti
Provides a cloud-based expense management software platform for SMBs.
Rivian Automotive (RIVN)Irvine, CA$9,855M$69,635M$72 – $74135,000,000Morgan StanleyGoldman
Manufactures premium electric SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks.
Third Coast Bank (TCBX)Humble, TX$75M$317M$24 – $263,000,000StephensPiper Sandler
Texas commercial bank with 12 branches.
Backblaze (BLZE)San Mateo, CA$100M$644M$15 – $176,250,000OppenheimerWilliam Blair
Provides cloud storage for consumers and SMBs.
Lulu’s (LVLU)Chico, CA$101M$654M$16 – $195,750,000GoldmanBofA
Operates an online store for women’s apparel and accessories.
Mynaric (MYNA)Gilching, Germany$70M$356M$17.484,000,000Credit SuisseJefferies
The German maker of laser technologies for aerospace communications networks.
Vaxxinity (VAXX)Dallas, TX$101M$2,102M$14 – $166,700,000BofAJefferies
Phase 2 biotech developing vaccine therapies for chronic diseases using synthetic peptides.
Weave Communications (WEAV)Lehi, UT$133M$1,859M$25 – $285,000,000GoldmanBofA
Provides a customer communication and engagement platform for SMBs.
FlexEnergy (FLXE)Portsmouth, NH$35M$122M$8 – $103,888,889Roth Cap.
Makes turbine systems and heat exchangers.

Street research is expected for seven companies, and lock-up periods will be expiring for up to 11 companies.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market-cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. As of 11/4/21, the Renaissance IPO Index was up 6.7% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 was up 26.1%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) and Moderna (mRNA). The Renaissance International IPO Index was down 19.9% year-to-date, while the ACWX was up 10.1%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Meituan-Dianping (MEIT) and SoftBank (OTCPK: SFTBY).

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