The Wall Street Journal: IPO Market Posts Blistering First Half


U.S., global IPO fundraising is on pace for one of the best years on record

From An IPO market that was left for dead just two years ago has come roaring back in 2018, with companies raising public capital at a pace rarely seen in the past two decades.

So far this year, 120 companies have used initial public offerings to raise $35.2 billion on U.S. exchanges. That is the highest volume since 2012 and the fourth-busiest year-to-date on record, according to Dealogic, whose data go back to 1995.

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