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Nasdaq Maintains New Listings Leadership for U.S. Market in 2015


Highest number of U.S. IPO listings and exchange listing transfers for third consecutive year

New listings in 2015 include Atlassian, Blue Buffalo, CSX, KraftHeinz, Match Group, PayPal, T-Mobile US and TD Ameritrade

NEW YORK, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) welcomed 275 new listings, including 143 initial public offerings (IPOs) raising $16.6 billion, to the Nasdaq Stock Market in 2015. The IPOs that chose Nasdaq as their listing venue represent 73 percent of IPOs in the U.S. Of the top 100 best performing IPOs of 2015, 74 percent – including 8 of the top 10 – listed on Nasdaq.

In addition, Nasdaq welcomed 28 exchange listing transfers in 2015, including 19 exchange-traded funds and nine world-class companies, with a combined market value of $99 billion. Transfers included: CSX Corp., T-Mobile US, and TD Ameritrade. Since 2005, Nasdaq has welcomed 204 transfers representing over $775 billion in market value as switches to Nasdaq.

“Nasdaq continues to attract a diverse group of companies from various industry sectors and geographies, and 2015 was no exception,” said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listings Services at Nasdaq. “Supporting our clients in all stages of their journey in the public markets is how we continue to welcome the most exciting, innovative companies to our exchange. Combining the most comprehensive capital raising solutions and cutting edge technology, we are proud to be a strategic partner to these global industry visionaries to help them achieve the next level of excellence.”


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  • Listings market leadership: 73 percent of all U.S. IPOs, a 12 percent increase from 2014. Nasdaq is also home to 74 percent of the top 100 best performing IPOs of 2015, including 8 of the top 10. Notable companies joining Nasdaq in connection with a corporate transaction in 2015 include KraftHeinz merger and PayPal spin-off.


  • Leading U.S. exchange for Healthcare listings: 69 healthcare IPOs, representing 90 percent of all U.S. healthcare IPOs and 95 percent of all U.S. biotech IPOs. Companies include: Global Blood Therapeutics, NantKwest, Seres Therapeutics and Spark Therapeutics.


  • Leading U.S. exchange for Technology listings: 19 technology IPOs, representing approximately 60 percent of all U.S. technology IPOs. Companies include: Atlassian, Duluth Holdings, Etsy, Inovalon, Match Group, and Rapid7.


  • Leading U.S. exchange for Consumer listings: 11 consumer IPOs, representing 65 percent of all U.S. consumer IPOs. Companies include: Blue Buffalo, Bojangles’, DAVIDsTEA, Fogo de Chão, MasterCraft, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Wingstop.


  • Leading U.S. exchange for International listings: 30 foreign-based IPOs, representing 90 percent of international IPOs in the U.S. Countries represented include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Israel, and the United Kingdom. Companies include: Atlassian, Baozun, Cellectis, Galapagos and SolarEdge Technologies.


  • Leading U.S. exchange for VC-backed listings: 82 percent of venture capital-backed IPOs including: Adaptimmune Therapeutics, AppFolio, MINDBODY, Sunrun and Natera.

2015 Total New Listings*  275
Initial Public Offerings** 143
Upgrades from Over-the-Counter 48
ETF, Structured Products, Reverse Mergers & Other Listings  56
Transfers to Nasdaq from Competing Exchanges*** 28

*Data source: Nasdaq, FactSet, EDGAR Online, January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

**Includes the following capital raising events in the U.S. as priced in 2015: IPO, REIT, SPAC, BDC, Foreign Exchange Dual Listing, Best Effort and Spin-offs

***Includes all transfers announced in 2015 YTD

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or

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The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq’s listings business and other businesses, products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


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