Global Technology IPOs

Global Technology IPOs

Proof Point

2016 slowest year for technology IPOs over past six years, with 50 offerings generating $8.74 billion

Global Technology IPOs

2010 – 2016 (US$ billions and number)

Proof Point Findings

  • Technology IPOs – Technology startups filing for initial public offering intending to sell shares of stock to public in exchange for capital or ownership
  • Significant 2016 Slowdown – 2016 marked slowest year for IPOs since 2010 with 53 offerings generating $8.75 billion, and only two billion-dollar companies (Nets A/S and Line Corp.) going public
  • 2014 Highest IPO Activity – Alibaba's $21.8 billion public offering helped make 2014 best year for tech IPOs
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include proliferation of disruptive startups globally, opening of Chinese exchanges to foreign companies and investors, increasing European market activity, more vibrant U.S. economy, and low global market volatility

Market Disruption


Information Technology


Date Last Updated

June 26, 2017

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