In a special edition of Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson are joined by Kathleen Smith, a co-founder of Renaissance, a provider of IPO-focused research and investment management.
Renaissance has been around for 25 years. It offers separately managed institutional accounts, as well as two ETFs—the Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) and the Renaissance International IPO ETF (IPOS)—as well as a mutual fund, the Global IPO Fund (IPOSX).
In part one of the interview, we discussed the sluggish IPO market in the first half of 2016, and Kathleen gave insight on what private companies should look out for to encourage an IPO. In case you missed it, check it out here.
Now, in part two of the interview, we looked towards the future, and talked about the IPO market in the second half of 2016 and into 2017. While there may not be a blockbuster IPO this year, Kathleen name-dropped a few smaller tech and consumer-related companies Renaissance Capital believes may go public in 2016.
We also discussed some of the big tech unicorns, and despite their large presence in our daily lives, there is still much to be learned about companies like Uber and Snapchat.
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