So far this year, the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) has outpaced those in 2011 but the days for extending that lead are numbered.
There are no deals slated to come to market over the next two weeks. Zippo.
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December has been a busy month for IPOs in years past. The past three years have seen an average of 13 deals come to market in the last month of the year.
Even though the market has just ended a string of losses over the last four weeks, there is not enough time to file and subsequently market new deals before the end of the year.
New rules mandate that deals filed today (November 26) would have to wait until December 17 to begin their road shows. Those shows would land right in the middle of the holidays, essentially nixing the possibility of garnering investment interest.
There are, however, a few deals that a handful of companies have either postponed or set terms privately.
Those companies could bring their deals to market
more quickly because the preliminary part of the process has already been done.