Global Tech IPOs Bounce Back Strong in Q1 2012

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The global IPO market started 2012 with a strong pipeline and did not disappoint, with 30 technology companies completing IPOs (of greater than $40M).  This represents an increase 0f 43% from both Q4 2011 and Q1 2011.

Social and internet companies delivered high valuations, a result of a high level of global buzz for social networking and internet advertising companies.  In contrast, valuations for most other tech companies remained rather soft as evidenced by overall proceeds up 12% from Q1 2011, but down 46% from Q4 2012.