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U.S. no has-been for IPOs

May 28, 2009

According to the Russell Global Index, the United States’ market share for IPOs is plummeting. In a news release today Russell said that the U.S.’s share of IPOs in its index had declined to 13.7 percent for the past nine months, from 39.9 percent in 1998.

But don’t write off the U.S. IPO market yet. The Russell figures look at number of deals, not the dollar volume for the offerings.

So far in 2009, the U.S. is showing its old form again: according to Thomson Reuters data, U.S. IPOs account for 30.6 percent of overall global IPO dollar volume so far in 2009, with $1.6 billion, led by deals, large- by pediatrics nutrition maker Mead Johnson ($828 million) and small OpenTable ($60 million.) But measured in terms of deals, the US’s 7 deals make up only 6.8 percent of the 102 deals worldwide this year so far.

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Open table IPO was a first step in righ direction.

 

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