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Atlassian's IPO: One of 2015's Top Tech Listings .

Nasdaq finishes year strong; lists 73% of public technology companies.

Atlassian's IPO: One of 2015's Top Tech Listings

By Michael Bartels / Vice President, New Listings

Atlassian IPO MarketInsite

Atlassian a Leader of the Pack

Nasdaq is proud to welcome Atlassian Corporation (Nasdaq: TEAM) to our family of listed companies. Atlassian creates software productivity tools that help teams collaborate and operate more efficiently. The Atlassian IPO represented the 4th largest technology public offering of the year by proceeds raised and the 3rd largest by market capitalization.

Atlassian celebrated their listing on Nasdaq by ringing the Opening Bell at the MarketSite in Times Square. Utilizing support from Nasdaq’s public relations and broadcast teams, Atlassian executed a strategic and global public relations campaign that included:

  • Broadcast interviews with CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX Business, Reuters TV and Sky Australia
  • Print/digital interviews that included the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Coordinated out of home and local advertising visibility surrounding the IPO

Technology Company IPOs in 2015

Nasdaq concluded 2015 with a 73% market share of all IPOs. Even further, within the technology sector, Nasdaq garnered 60% market share of IPOs and continues to list 74% of public technology companies including Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Netflix, Intel, Cisco, PayPal, Microsoft and Adobe.

As we turn our focus to 2016, we are encouraged about the pipeline building for the first half of the year and look forward to extending our leadership as the preferred listing venue for global technology companies. Please see the MarketInsite post featuring a TechCrunch interview with Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President with regard to the 2016 tech IPO outlook.


Michael BartelsMichael Bartels is Vice President of Listing Services for Nasdaq. In this role, Michael manages Nasdaq’s West Region new listings efforts across all sectors. He works to guide companies and their legal and financial advisors on the process of listing on the largest stock market in the U.S. He advises companies on the benefits of listing on Nasdaq as well as educate them on all of the liquidity options Nasdaq can provide. In addition, Michael helps maintains the exchange’s relationships with venture capital/private equity firms, investment banks, law firms and other capital market constituents.

Michael holds a Bachelors and Masters of Finance from Bentley College (Waltham, MA) and is based out of Nasdaq’s San Francisco office.

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