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How the Big Four Accounting Firms Ranked in the 3Q22 IPO Market

October 4, 2022

It was the worst third quarter for new issuers in over a decade, with 25 IPOs raising $2.4 billion as the 2022 US IPO market remains on track to raise the lowest proceeds of any year in our firm's 30+ year history. Small deals continued to account for a majority of activity, and just three IPOs raised $100 million or more, led by billion-dollar AIG carve-out Corebridge Financial. The Big Four accounting firms audited four IPOs, including all three sizable deals, representing 86% of the quarter's proceeds but just 16% of total IPOs. With every offering requiring audited financials, there were 25 auditing engagements with 17 accounting firms, or 33 engagements with 18 firms including SPACs.

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