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Stick a Cork in the IPO Bubbly – Wall Street Journal

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Not everyone cheers when initial public offerings of growth companies “pop” on their first day of trading. In theory, money was left on the table. But what do you call it when an IPO drops in first-day trading or shortly thereafter? A deflation? An implosion? A corking?

Whatever you call it, the phenomenon may deserve some scrutiny. True, only six U.S. technology IPOs out of a total 26 failed to pop in first-day trading in 2019, according to a review by Triton Research, which analyzes pre-IPO companies. Triton tallied an aggregate…

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