Kathleen Smith - Renaissance Capital


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We're in the best of all IPO markets. If you're not moving forward, you need to have your head examined.feedback
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May 18 2017
Kathleen Smith has been quoted 32 times. The one recent article where Kathleen Smith has been quoted is A rocky relationship between Silicon Valley and Wall Street may be getting worse. Most recently, Kathleen Smith was quoted as having said, “It's hard to develop a public market. Someone has to put buyers and sellers together.”.
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Many investments are now running on to 10 years old, about the limit for a private equity investment. Some are going to want to re-allocate at some point soon.feedback

We are trying to project returns in the future, so you have to be confident in your model.feedback

An active M&A market is a positive thing for the IPO market.feedback

What makes ZTO important is it's so large. It'll be the largest IPO of the year. The Chinese IPOs this year in general, they've performed well. I don't think investors are afraid of China. They're looking for real growth.feedback

It's a cloud over the Snap IPO that's going to come.feedback

On a negative note, Twitter has been on the block and hasn't been sold. There's always a price for a company. ... The strategic value has not been better than the dilution they would have to incur to own it.feedback

Investors aren't willing to buy growth at all costs.feedback

The companies that have come out have come out at low valuations compared to their peers and in some cases – like Nutanix and Coupa Software – priced below their last round of funding. So they have been leaving a lot of money on the table. Now that some are trading up notably on the first day, others will try to come out at higher prices – and that could be a problem.feedback

Because we had the shutdown in the market since April, investors have been nervous about valuation.feedback

I think we can say for sure that there's a lot of interest now, contrary to the beginning of the year, in high-growth technology IPOs.feedback

They have a lot of visibility and strong cash-flow dynamics – that's a long-term thing.feedback

Investors are willing to value high-growth companies as long as volatility is low.feedback

We expect more this year, and we'd imagine some of the larger ones are targeting 2017.feedback

Tech IPOs are being very well received right now in the market. ... The window has opened up.feedback

Nutanix is a very important deal for technology, because as a deal that will be above its private valuation. It is a sign that there's an appetite for a high-growth company that doesn't yet have earnings.feedback

The success of Line is sending a clear message that the IPO market is open for business.feedback

Strong returns are the fuel that powers the IPO issuance engine.feedback

It doesn't look like the company fundamentals will be hit by some of the macro-events, because it's riding on a wave of new technology.feedback

This is not going to help the case for the unicorns. The more you wait, the more the competitors come out.feedback

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