Silicon Valley just had its most lucrative quarter for exits in five years, according to Fast Company. Overall, 2013 is on pace for a record number of VC-backed exits, with 144 year to date. Chinese companies are also taking advantage of the opportunity to go public with four IPOs in New York this year, according to Forbes.
The entrepreneurial community expects continued momentum in the IPO market and M&A activity to continue for the rest of 2013, according to the results of a recent poll conducted during KPMG’s Semi-Annual Venture Capital IPO Webcast. “
Healthy investor appetite, a robust IPO pipeline, and the desire for PE and VC firms to monetize their investments continue to drive a successful IPO market,” say the KPMG analysts. The results (see graphic) reflect responses from over 900 venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs and professional advisors globally.