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IPOs Fast Out of the Gate in 2011 (Despite What You Might Be Reading Elsewhere)

January 6, 2011

Okay, so we’re only four business days into the new year, and it’s a marathon not a sprint.  But even if the sample size has little statistical relevance, it’s still interesting to ponder early returns.

One of the things that jumps out at us is the high number of IPO registrations so far.   Does that presage a strong U.S. IPO market in 2011?  If it does, then many prognosticators will be left eating crow (examples here and here).

And just how many IPO registrations have there been so far?  Well, as we’ve observed before, you’ll get different answers depending on whom you ask.  For example, here’s the scorecard so far for five different (free) IPO research providers:

Photo by Elizabeth Alcinoe. Some rights reserved.

(These numbers, of course, may have changed by the time you read this, but are accurate as of 7 p.m. EST on 1.6.2010).

And what does Knowledge Mosaic say?  In fact, there have been 13 IPO registrations so far this year.  If you want our running list — or if you don’t believe us!– email us at

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