As of December 14, 2007, there were 209 initial public offerings (IPOs) posted during the current calendar year. According to IPOScoop.com, 111 of these IPOs were priced upward over the year, while 96 have been priced downward and 2 remained unchanged. These totals are only a slight improvement over 2006, which saw 199 IPOs posted during the year.
Valuation Advisors, LLC has captured information on 107 of the 2007 IPOs and in 2007 added 358 pre-IPO transactions to the Valuation Advisors’ Lack of Marketability Discount Study™. The database—which now includes 3,728 total transactions—is a critical source for deriving an empirically based discount for lack of marketability. For more information, visit Valuation Advisors’ Lack of Marketability Discount Study™ at BVMarketData.com.
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