Smooth sailing for Norwegian Cruise Lines IPO

Jan 18, 2013

Dan Primack was a senior editor at Fortune from 2010 to 2016. He was also the author of Term Sheet, Fortune's daily newsletter about deals and dealmakers.

FORTUNE -- This morning I appeared on CNBC to discuss the 2013 IPO market, including today's successful listing for Norwegian Cruise Lines (nclh).

Worth noting that NCL sold around a 50% stake in its business back in 2008 to Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital at a valuation of around $2 billion, with today's IPO valuing the company at around $3.8 billion. And given that the stock had popped nearly 25% as of the time of this writing, the return multiple now stands at nearly 2.5x.

Below is the video, which also includes my thoughts on Twitter IPO timing:

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