A result of the JOBS Act: The Initial Boost of the IPO Market +Infograph

The JOBS Act (Jump start Our Business Act) which was passed in April of last year has how-jobs-act-boosted-ipo-market-infographicseen little to no effect on benefit for those respective channels of small business finance. This can be seen as an outcome of the unforeseen delays that the JOBS Act encountered recently. The only exception to the JOBS Act’s slow start is the success of the IPO (initial public offering) Market.  The pace for IPO’s has shown noticeable improvement over last year.

In the first three quarters of the year, there were 158 U.S. IPOs that raised more than $35 billion in capital. This amount has already surpassed all of 2012 and a 58 percent increase over the first nine months of last year. There are of course multiple factors affecting the improved IPO market including an improved appetite for risk by investors.

Of the 158 IPOs in 2013, 84 percent of those IPOs fall under the category of “Emerging Growth Companies” or EGCs who have less than $1 billion in annual revenue. EGCs were authorized under the JOBS Act to file their disclosure documents on a confidential basis.

- THE EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services, compiled a list of information to analyze trends among those emerging growth companies that have gone public this year.

About Cathie Briggette

Cathie is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all Touch Ahead Software’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations, both internally and externally. She also serves as the Marketing Director for NSK Inc., which she joined as an associate in 1997 and where she worked as a developer on multiple mission-critical projects — including several financial projects. Prior to Touch Ahead and NSK Inc, Cathie was the Marketing Manager for the US Software Division of Objects 9000, a German-based company. And before that she was the Marketing Director for Pelikan Pens.

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