Tue, Aug 21st 2007 1:44pm
Despite the market's convulsions, the VMWare IPO went off without a hitch, suggesting that investors aren't yet throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. They may be in a state of panic over credit markets, but they won't let a quality company be ignored. However, they may be pulling back from certain riskier ventures. Canadian solar cell maker Photowatt has announced that it will suspend its IPO plans, citing unfavorable market conditions. This is a pretty common excuse for companies, particularly at times like these when the market does look inhospitable. What seems most likely is that investors simply have their fill of solar power, as there's been a rush of IPOs in the space this year. With every one that comes out of the gate, it gets that much harder for the next company to go public, particularly if it's not on solid financial ground.
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