Partner Marc Jaffe shares his expectations for the IPO market in 2017 in a Q&A with IPO Vital Signs' IPO Week in Review.
The IPO market is off to a reassuring start in 2017 after posting a 37% drop in deals in 2016 with the lowest IPO totals since the financial crisis. With one week left in the first quarter, 27 deals have been completed this year. Only 11 IPOs were completed in the first three months of 2016. New registrations are also slightly outpacing last year with 32 new registrations compared to 25 during the same period in 2016.