Nasdaq saw continued solid IPO activity in 2015, finishing the year with 73% market share of all initial public offerings. We also had 74% of the top 100 best performing IPOs of the year, including eight of the top ten best performing IPOs.
For technology sector IPOs, Nasdaq ended the year with a 60% market share. With 74% of public technology companies listed on our market—including Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon—Nasdaq remains the home for tech listings.
Beyond our IPO activity, we welcomed 28 exchange listing transfers to Nasdaq, including CSX Corp., T-Mobile US, and TD Ameritrade. Nine companies with a combined market value of $99 billion switched to our market during the year, bringing the market value that has switched to Nasdaq since 2005 to more than $775 billion.
As we look ahead to the first half of 2016, the pipeline for IPO activity remains strong. We look forward to the listings anticipated in the coming months across a variety of sectors.
View a summary of the Nasdaq Nordic Listing Highlights in 2015 here.
Watch a 2016 IPO outlook TechCrunch interview with Nasdaq executive vice president Nelson Griggs here.
Michael 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.