Last year (2008) was an extremely quiet one for initial public offerings, with only 21 IPOs hitting the market. By comparison, 159 took place in 2007.
Recently, there has been a relative flurry of IPO activity; three of the four IPOs on US exchanges this year have hit in the past two weeks: Rosetta Stone (RST), Changyou.com (CYOU) and Bridgepoint Education (BPI). April 2009 is already the most active month since July 2008. Thus far, however, all the IPOs this year have been tiny by historical standards.
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By Paul ToscanoPosted 16 Apr 2009