Number of annual IPOs has halved since 1997 as more companies chose private path

SEC, New York University, private equity, finance, initial public offering, IPO
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTS161PQ
  • Number of IPOs has halved since 1997: Ljungqivst
  • Companies go public today to obtain liquidity for shareholders
  • High number of companies are delisting
Globalization, the M&A market and the ability to stay private longer have contributed to a dearth of U.S. initial public offerings, executives at an SEC-New York University event said. “There is an unprecedented level of private capital in the marketplace,” said ...

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