IPO Insights

Perspectives on quarterly IPO market trends

Conor Moore

Conor Moore

Partner, National Leader, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG US

+1 415-335-8401

Salvatore Melilli

Salvatore Melilli

Partner, National Audit Leader, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG US

+1 212-872-6030

Brad Sprong

Brad Sprong

Partner, National Tax Leader, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG US

+1 816-802-5270


Helping you take your company to the next level

Taking a company public can boost its profile and provide much needed capital resources. To optimize an initial public offering (IPO) requires a significant understanding of the current IPO market: significant exits; trends in deal prices, sizes and returns; sectors on the rise; and more.

IPO Insights delivers the latest information and analysis on quarterly IPO activity and performance to help business leaders take their companies to the next level.

Q1 2020 Highlights 

  • Q1 2020 exit activity slowed in early March; of the 24 IPOs recorded in Q1, just two were brought to market in March.
  • Healthcare listings dominated the IPO market in the first quarter.
  • Only 29 percent of the IPOs ended the quarter in positive territory (versus a five-year average of 63 percent).
  • Until the stock markets stabilize, consider the IPO markets shut. Now is the time to build the business. Expect to see some pre-IPO candidates step up their investment into new technologies and R&D.

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