2008 Legacy: Fewest IPOs in 3 Decades

Schachter, Ken
January 2009
Red Herring;1/5/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on initial public offerings in the U.S. in 2008. It notes that the fourth quarter of the year registered another shutout for venture backed initial public offerings and the six recorded were the fewest since 1971. It also offers a look at the condition of merger and acquisition activities in the country. The report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association found that 28 venture-backed companies are in registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 fewer than in the third quarter.


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