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Is the tech IPO market broken? The number of offerings remains well below 1995-2000 levels, but...

Is the tech IPO market broken? The number of offerings remains well below 1995-2000 levels, but IPO consultant Lise Buyer argues that era was a bubble-fueled aberration. On the flip side, GSV Capital's (GSVC) Michael Moe thinks Sarbanes-Oxley and other hassles are to blame for the slowdown. "I don't know a CEO in Silicon Valley who wants to be public," he claims.
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    perfect example is GRPN and Zynga. They are going public after already peaking. Use to be that tech stocks went public b/c the currency could be used to attract employees. After a decade of no market gains, that isn't attractive anymore.
    11 Nov 2011, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • 0ZJ
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    Seems to me the people running these companies can get rich without an IPO. It's the underwriters who are dying to print money by mis-pricing them.
    11 Nov 2011, 05:36 PM Reply Like
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