IPO Window Cracks Open, But Move Fast, Experts Say

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- An October spike in initial public offerings by private equity- and venture-backed companies suggests the window — shut tight since Facebook Inc.'s May flop — may be opening, breathing new urgency into boardroom discussions about going public before it closes again.

Nineteen portfolio companies raised $4 billion in IPO and follow-on cash between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, compared with $6.5 billion in the prior three months combined, according to industry database Preqin Ltd. Fifteen more priced shares, making October the busiest month in five years,...
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