IPO Market Is Heating Up Again

September 24, 2020 | Derek Schmidt, CFA, CAIA, Director of Private Equity , Brett Graffy, CAIA, Research Analyst

The IPO market in 2019 generated a record amount of exit value for venture capital investors as large and anxiously awaited IPOs from Uber, Lyft, Slack, Peloton, Smile Direct, Chewy, Pinterest, and Beyond Meat drove the market and dominated the headlines. Entering 2020 — a presidential election year — the markets braced for another round of anticipated IPOs expected to come before the election. However, following the COVID outbreak in Q1 and the resulting global pandemic during Q2, the IPO market ground to a halt. This disruption resulted in a significant backlog of companies waiting to come to the public markets.

In this newsletter, we look at the recent reversal of this IPO backlog with companies coming public at a feverish pace during the third quarter and take a look at further expectations for the remainder of the year.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

Derek Schmidt, CFA, CAIA
Director of Private Equity

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Brett Graffy, CAIA
Research Analyst

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