Proskauer’s Global Capital Markets Group has just released its second annual IPO Study, the group’s analysis of U.S.-listed initial public offerings in 2014 and identification of year-over-year comparisons and trends. As with last year’s first edition, it yields a number of noteworthy observations and insights.
The study examines data from 119 U.S.-listed 2014 IPOs with a minimum deal size of $50 million, and also includes separate industry sections on health care; technology, media and telecommunications; energy & power; financial services; industrials; and consumer/retail. This edition expands on last year’s to include an appendix focusing on foreign private issuers, as 2014 experienced a meaningful return of IPO issuers from Europe and Asia. It also makes year-over-year comparisons of extensive data about deal structures and terms, SEC comments and timing, financial profiles, accounting disclosures, corporate governance and deal expenses.
Underlying the study is the proprietary IPO database that we created for the first edition and have subsequently expanded and enhanced, a valuable resource for sponsors and companies considering an IPO as well as for IPO market participants and their advisors.