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2015 Disappoints So Far With Dramatic Dip In IPO Activity

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The year has gotten off to a disappointing start for new issuers, with initial public offering activity falling dramatically behind the banner year recorded in 2014 as a blend of market volatility, robust private financing rounds and a dwindling backlog of sponsor-backed companies have nearly extinguished the public debut frenzy, experts say.

From January through March, just 34 companies priced IPOs above $50 million each to raise $5.4 billion, making the first quarter of 2015 the slowest in two years with the least amount of capital raised since the third quarter of 2011, according to a recent report issued by IPO...

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