Question: How can I get detailed information on IPOs?


An initial public offering (IPO) refers to when a company first sells its shares to the public. An IPO is filed with the SEC as part of a Registration Statement, generally on a Form S-1. The prospectus within the registration statement provides information about the company and its initial public offering. Fast Answers for IPOs offers a number of links to SEC material.

Go to the Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources: 

Use PitchBook 

  • To screen for companies:
    • Select Companies & Deals > All Companies & Deals > IPOs.
    • Add any additional criteria and Search.
  • From a company profile, look under Deal History.

Use Bloomberg (Bloomberg terminals are accessible in Bobst Library in the 5th floor Research Commons).

  • Type IPO <GO> to conduct a general search.
  • To find the IPO date of a specific company, type the company's ticker followed by IPO <GO>
  • To find IPO and Additional Offering dates for a specific company:
    • Type CACT to perform a Corporate Action Search.
    • Change left dropdown from All Securities to Single Security.
    • Enter company's ticker in field to the right.
    • Adjust dates, hit Enter key, then Filter Actions to IPO/ADDL.
    • Click on an action to access details about the offering. 

You may also want to review the following websites: 

NASDAQ IPO Summary, which includes a list of new issues and secondary offerings for the latest two months, filings and aftermarket analysis of the recent IPOs and IPO Monitor.


Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2022Views:

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