Initial Public Offerings


in the USA in 2023

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In rest of the year 2023, the U.S. initial public offering (IPO) market is Expected to resume upward trend.

Experts are expecting a start of the bull market after the inflation cooled down in April 2023 and the fed signaled a break of its rate hike cycle.

With some tailwinds forming in the broader market, the companies are looking to go the IPO route in the rest of 2023. 

Arm ltd, the British chip designer, is planning to raise around $8 billion in a US initial public offering in 2023 with a valuation of ~$70 billion.

The company is planning to submit its paper confidentially with SEC in April 2023. 

Softbank will retain a majority stake in the company after it goes public. 

Arms Ltd, Softbank group company, a chip designer, sells blueprints for the semiconductors that power more than 95% of the world’s smartphones

Qualcomm Inc., MediaTek Inc., Unisoc Ltd., Xiaomi Corp., and Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. are among the few of the customers the company has.

In Q3 FY22 Arm reported:

Total revenue $746m, up 28% year on year.

Arm partners shipped a record 8.0 billion Arm-based chips, taking the total shipped to date to more than a quarter of a trillion (250 billion).

Licensing revenue at $300m (up 65% YoY) including new strategic long-term agreements

Royalty revenue at $446m (up 12% YoY)

Driven in part by strong demand for Arm-based server technology and Arm-based chips in automotive, as well as Armv9 processor technology gaining traction in premium smartphones and cloud server applications.

Databricks is one of the best cloud data platforms that unifies the best of data warehouses and data lakes in one simple platform to handle all data, analytics, and AI use cases.

Databricks is a leading purveyor of tools designed to simplify database management and implement AI with great data visualization.

About Databricks

The company claims to have more than 5,000 clients in 19 countries.

Databricks says it generated over $1 billion in revenue in 2022, up more than 75% year over year.

The company is expected to go public in the second half of 2023, with a valuation of about $38 billion.

Discord Inc. is a San Francisco-based tech company that offers voice, video, and text communication service platforms to hang out and talk with their friends and communities.

Discord next move

The company is expanding artificial intelligence offerings on the popular chat platform, including incorporating OpenAI’s technology into functions.

The company is expected to go public in the second half of 2023, with a valuation of about $15 billion.

Discord Inc Strategic Move

Discord acquires teen-focused social network app ‘Gas’ in January 2023. Discord is a profitable company with 150 million monthly users.

Microsoft corp is in talks with Discord, offering more than $10 billion, but the company has already turned down a buyout offer to go public on its own.

Reddit is a platform for thousands of communities where people can dive into their interests, hobbies, and passions.

The company filed for a confidential paper for an IPO. The valuation of the company may be around $10 billion.

Reddit IPO

Reddit IPO would be one of the most awaited IPO investors are waiting for in 2023.

Reddit can go for an IPO in the second half of 2023. .

Reddit  is one of the most popular social media platforms across the globe with over 1.2 billion users and over 57 million daily users in 2023

Chime Financial Inc. may come up with a $25 billion IPO in late 2023. Goldman Sachs is the lead manager of this issue. 

About Chime Financial Inc

The company's revenue reached around $950 million in the year 2021 from $600 million in the year 2020.

With over 13 million users, Chime is an American most popular financial technology company, commonly known as a Neobank.

Chime’s banking services are free and can be accessed by its customers through its website or mobile apps.

Stripe is a complete payments platform that accepts payments and moves money globally with Stripe’s powerful APIs and software solutions.

Stripe is a Leader in The Forrester Wave™. Lyft, Slack, Glossier, Charity: water is among the major corporate customer who uses Stripe to power payments.

Stripe Inc IPO

Though the company is a unicorn with a valuation of $95 billion in 2022, it is still not in profit. Stripe has predicted to reach an Ebitda of $100 million in 2023, after an $80 million loss in 2022.

Stripe Inc. has told potential investors it will turn a profit this year and is on track to process $1 trillion in payments.

Despite slowed growth in 2022, the company generated a reported gross revenue of $14.4 billion. Stripe is believed to be close to raising $4 billion in the capital at a valuation of approximately $55 billion.

Final Word

Out of these 6 companies that are coming up with their initial public offering, my favorites are ...

Arm ltd, Databricks, Reddit Inc, and Discord for long term investment.

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