With Lots of Deals in the Offing, It's Another Big Week for IPOs

The number of deals this week surpasses that of several <I>months</I> in 1998.
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It looks like Tuesday will be one busy day in the IPO market: Here's an update of what's getting priced tonight, according to my best information:

Agency.com

(ACOM:Nasdaq),

Airnet Communications

(ANCC:Nasdaq),

E Cruiter.com

(ECRU:Nasdaq),

Harris Interactive

(NPOL:Nasdaq),

Healthcentral.com

(HCEN:Nasdaq) and

Jazztel

(JAZZ:Nasdaq).

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This week is set to be huge, with 21 deals slated to price. This is nowhere near a record production week, but, to give you some perspective as to just how busy this year has been, consider this: In terms of number of deals, this week is bigger than any of the

months

of August, September, October, November or December of 1998!

Let's look at the schedule:

Ben Holmes is the founder of ipoPros.com, a Boulder, Colo.-based research boutique specializing in the analysis of equity syndicate offerings. This column is not meant as investment advice; it is instead meant to provide insight into the methods of new and secondary offerings. Neither Holmes nor his firm has entered indications of interest in any of the companies discussed in this column. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Holmes appreciates your feedback at

bholmes@ipopros.com.