PE-Backed IPOs Hit a High


May 28, 2014

Dealogic said in a research note this week that there were 41 financial-sponsor backed IPOs in the US this year so far, making it the “highest record”. The average deal size of PE-backed IPOs is USD 377 mn, an increase of 12% compared to 2013 when it was USD 335 mn.


This contrasts with the overall IPO deal size in the US, which actually shrunk in the period Jan to May compared to previous years, to the lowest level since 2010, according to Dealogic.


The data is consistent with first quarter numbers from PWC that said that the “open IPO window and strong equity market helped set the stage for the highest quarterly filings since the second quarter of 2011, with 108 companies publicly filing for an IPO”.


In the same research note, PWC gave the JOBS Act some credit for improving company’s ability to launch IPOs. (Image source: Dealogic)

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