Venture Bytes #58 – Could Direct Listings Become the New Normal? Highly Likely

Month: December 2019

Venture Bytes #58 – Could Direct Listings Become the New Normal? Highly Likely

on December 11, 2019

The two lead articles in this edition are very topical. The first one, Could Direct Listings Become the New Normal? Highly Likely, is our take on the direct listings as the way forward. This follows the recent filing by NYSE with the SEC to change the rules so that private companies can simultaneously go public through a direct listing and raise new cash from public market investors. We believe the proposed rule change, if approved, will very likely move the direct listing needle in its favor.

The second article Expecting a Strong and Rational IPO Market in 2020, lays out our expectations for 2020. We believe the outlook is strong and coming on the back of 2019’s hits and misses, the expectations and valuations will be much more rational.

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