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We’re in the midst of an entire month without IPOs

There were no initial public offerings in the U.S. this week. None are scheduled for next week, and Labor Day will cancel out the following week as well.

In fact, the earliest we could see the next IPO is on September 18, which will be a full month after the most recent one — Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (BNTC) — raised a measly $14 million.

Part of this may be due to the recent stock market tumult, but it’s mostly about the calendar. Late August is typically light on IPOs due to summer vacations, and Labor Day is particularly late this year (thus playing havoc with IPO road-show schedules).

There have been 131 IPOs in the U.S. so far this year, which is the exact same number of pricings as we had at this time in 2013 (ending the year with 222 IPOs), according to Renaissance Capital. Last year’s total at this time, however, was 207 IPOs (ending the year with 275):


As for the pipeline, 365 companies filed for IPOs in 2014, while another 174 have done so thus far in 2015 (including large-cap companies like Albertson’s and First Data). Thirty-nine companies have withdrawn IPO filings in 2015, including seven in August.

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