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Renaissance Capital's 2019 US IPO Market Review

December 23, 2019

2019 IPO Market: Better Than the Headlines
The long-awaited debuts of mega unicorns Uber and Lyft were mega busts, capped off by WeWork’s kamikaze IPO attempt in September. But beyond these headline-grabbing disappointments, the IPO market had a mostly good year. Returns averaged 20%, with 159 IPOs raising $46 billion in proceeds. Biotechs remained the single most active sector, followed closely by technology. While tech unicorn Slack ... 

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