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
  • 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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