2011 IPO watch - Analysis and trends

February 2012
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2011 IPO watch - Analysis and trends

At a glance

The year 2011 was very much a tale of two halves. Although the number of completed IPOs declined when compared to 2010, larger deals returned to the market. The robust and well-diversified pipeline bodes well for the U.S. IPO market in 2012.

The 2011 U.S. IPO watch is an annual report providing analysis and trends of IPOs listed on U.S. stock exchanges. Topics covered include analysis of the Top 10 U.S. IPOs, IPOs by industry, financial sponsor-backed deals and non-US issued IPOs, as well as trends in the IPO pipeline and post-IPO performance.

The year 2011 was very much a tale of two halves. Although volatility remained a challenge and the number of completed IPOs declined when compared to 2010, 2011 saw financial sponsors continue their strong presence and larger deals return to the market. The robust and well-diversified pipeline bodes well for the U.S. IPO market in 2012.