IPOs in Q1 2007 Best First Quarter in Seven Years

The first quarter of 2007 was the best first quarter in seven years, so my “Return of the IPO” thesis looks ever better.

    Q1 IPOs by Industry          2007                 2006
# IPOs Value # IPOs Value
Financial services 23 5,152.6 7 753.0
Technology/infocom 12 2,423.9 8 1,562.6
Healthcare 10 903.1 9 777.2
Energy 7 1,268.3 8 3,789.5
Business services 5 1,102.6 7 526.6
Other 3 653.4 0 0.0
Industrials 2 278.5 6 915.7
Transport 1 252.6 4 1,743.8
Consumer 1 100.0 5 1,573.8
Total 64 12,135.0 54 11,642.2

More on this when I get a moment, but you can read the original PWC press release here.

Related posts:

  1. Venture-Backed IPOs on the Upswing
  2. NASDAQ Bangs the IPO Drum
  3. The Outlook for Venture-Backed IPOs
  4. Catching Up: Niall Ferguson, VC Investing, & Nasdaq IPOs
  5. Update: Tech IPO Boomlet in 2007

Comments

  1. Babak says:

    Paul, what is your “Return of the IPO” thesis?

  2. Predicted in late 2006 that 2007 would be the best year for IPOs since the bubble. Also said Fortune, Forbes, or BusinessWeek will run a cover saying approximately same before year is out. Generally recc-ed buying any decent IPO offerings, as after-market performance will be solid, on top of first-day pop.