2010 US IPO watch- Analysis and trends

March 2011
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2010 US IPO watch- Analysis and trends

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According to our analysis of 2010 IPOs, positive equity market trends and large offerings of more than $1 billion added to the IPO pipeline suggest that 2011 deal volume will likely eclipse 2010.

The 2010 US IPO watch is an annual report providing analysis and trends of IPOs listed on US stock exchanges. Topics covered include analysis of the Top 10 US IPOs, IPOs by industry, financial sponsor-backed deals and non-US issued IPOs, as well as perspectives on how the US IPO market has fared compared to global markets.


The year 2010 closed with enthusiasm as deal activity reflected renewed confidence in the US IPO market. In particular, financial sponsor-backed offerings and continuing issuances from China-based companies drove deal volume, while a robust fourth quarter and General Motors' near record-setting transaction contributed to overall IPO proceeds not seen since 2007. Positive equity market trends and large offerings of more than $1 billion added to the IPO pipeline suggest that 2011 deal volume will likely eclipse 2010.