Still Dominated by Healthcare, IPO Activity Slows in 2014
December 01, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 saw 41 U.S.-based, VC-backed companies complete IPOs—a number not reached in any quarter since the turn of the century, according to the PitchBook Platform. Since 1Q, however, IPO count has dropped off significantly, falling for two straight quarters and on pace to decrease yet again in 4Q. This trend is much different from what we saw in 2013, when—aside from a slight 4Q dip—IPO count increased each quarter. One thing that hasn't changed from last year to this year is the fact that healthcare companies have dominated IPO activity in the U.S. In 2013, 53% of the 93 completed VC-backed IPOs involved healthcare companies (most of those being biotechs); of the 111 completed so far this year, healthcare has accounted for 68%.
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