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Tech IPO value doubles to $12.3 billion in Q2

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The number of technology companies going public just keeps climbing. And the deals just keep getting bigger.

Worldwide, 43 tech companies went public in the second quarter, raising a total of $12.3 billion, according to PWC's Global Technology IPO Review for Q2. That's a year-over-year increase of 153 percent and 327 percent, respectively.

In fact, during the first half of 2014 there were more companies going public across 10 countries and on 10 exchanges than there were in all of 2013.

There were 69 tech companies that went public during the first and second quarter as opposed to 64 that went public in all of 2013. There's also been more money raised from these IPOs than there was last year.

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According to the report, tech firms that went public during the first half raised $19.1 billion, compared with $11.4 billion for all of 2013.

U.S.-based tech companies led the momentum with 15 firms going public and raising $4.1 billion in proceeds. That's an 88 percent increase year-over-year when proceeds from 12 IPOs totaled $2.2 billion.

Chinese tech IPOs are also gaining pace, though more are opting to list in foreign countries. Of the 14 Chinese companies that went public, nine listed in the U.S. and three listed in Hong Kong.

Check out the table below to see the top 10 IPO deals.

Q2 2014 IPO summary—Top 10 deals

Company
Subsector
Proceeds
(in US$ mn)
Primary
exchange
JD.com, Inc Internet Software & Services 1,780 NASDAQ
IMS Health
Holdings Inc
IT Consulting and Other Services 1,495 NYSE
Markit Ltd Software 1,283 NASDAQ
Worldline SA Computers & Peripherals 782 ENXTPA
Sabre Corp Software 721 NASDAQ
Zoopla Property
Group PLC
Internet Software & Services 598 LSE
JUST EAT Plc Internet Software & Services 597 LSE
GoPro Inc Electronics 491 NASDAQ
FDM Group (Holdings) PLC IT Consulting and Other Services 412 LSE
Weibo Corp Internet Software & Services 328 NASDAQ
Source: Dealogic with analysis by PwC.

By CNBC's Cadie Thompson

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