Dow Jones on IPO growth, M and E data
Monday, April 02, 2012
A new report from Dow Jones VentureSource reveals initial public offerings were extremely active during the first quarter of 2012 while mergers and acquisitions cooled for venture capital companies.
According to VentureSource, IPOs experienced their strongest first quarter in 12 years, with 20 companies raising a combined $1.4 billion through public offerings during the first three months of the year - a significant increase from the $768 million raised during the same period in 2011. In addition, the median price paid for a company soared to $190 million, almost four-and-a-half times the median amount paid in 2011.
"Greater stability in the public markets, more corporations opening venture units to work closely with startups without acquiring them, and a continued disconnect between entrepreneurs' asking price and what corporations are willing to pay have contributed to a steady decline in [mergers and acquisitions] activity," said Jessica Canning, global research director for Dow Jones VentureSource.
Summit Business Media's recent Advisor survey found advisors are concerns about the economy and lead generation in 2012, with 35 percent of advisors citing life insurance as their main source of success, followed by 32 percent who cited annuities.
Potential investors who want to know more about IPOs and mergers and acquisitions can try their hand at online investment.
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