Initial Offerings Newsletter – Spring 2014

April 2014

In 2013, initial public offerings (IPOs) in the U.S. – buoyed by the strong
stock market – had their best year in more than a decade with both offerings
and proceeds hitting the highest levels since the year 2000. Despite stocks
experiencing some volatility in the initial weeks of 2014, the U.S. IPO market
got off to an extremely impressive start in Q1 with offerings (+106%), proceeds (+39%) and filings (+186%) up significantly over last year.*
*Renaissance Capital is the source of all historical data related to the number, size and returns of U.S. IPOs