PE (Private Equity) and IPO

Private equity is now a huge part of the financing of firms, but many firms do still go public.

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    EY - Private equity, public exits - 2015 year-end

    Global IPO activity declined strongly in 2015, and PE-backed deals were hit the hardest. But strategic acquisitions and follow-on activity remained strong.

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    Private equity stats

    See stats!

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    Jay R. Ritter

    SIMPLY THE BEST! Information on IPOs, (IPO Statistics for 2015 and Earlier Years,) contains updated tables of interest to instructors, students, and journalists. Founding dates for 10,319 IPOs from 1975-2015 (updated March 2016) as described in Appendix A of "Why Has IPO Underpricing Changed Over Time?" (co-authored with Tim Loughran).

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    Why fewer companies are going public with IPOs

    The Dollar Shave Club, which started with a viral video, recently sold for $1 billion. Not through an IPO, in which a company sells shares to the public. Instead it sold out to consumer goods giant Unilever. This is just one of dozens of instances in recent years where companies have chosen not to take the IPO route.

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    Westwicke Partners

    Westwicke Partners has a great infographic on page 14 that shows the time line of IPOs

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    The IPO Process

    This is VERY well done!!! Class about the IPO process

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    Why I.P.O.'s Get Underpriced

    The debate over the pricing of initial public offerings has been vigorous. In his op-ed column in The New York Times, Joe Nocera wrote on Saturday that LinkedIn "was scammed by its bankers," who underwrote LinkedIn's initial public offering. The evidence: the money LinkedIn "lost" by underpricing its I.P.O.

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    Long run IPO performance is generally bad

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    Longer lockups => better long term returns

    see tables 4-5

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    There's no Such Thing as an "Overpriced IPO"

    Okay, that headline might be a little much. But I've been reading a number of articles in recent days about how evil banks and corporations are for allowing their IPOs to be "overpriced". I believe this is a misinterpretation. The whole point of an IPO is for it to be "overpriced".

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    THE JOURNAL OF FINANCE • VOL. LXI, NO. 1 • FEBRUARY 2006 Initial Public Offerings: An Analysis of Theory and Practice JAMES C. BRAU and STANLEY E. FAWCETT∗

    this is GREAT!

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