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Nasdaq Sees Continued Momentum in U.S. Listings with Record-Breaking Exchange Transfers and Improved IPO Environment


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Nasdaq welcomed a total of 262 new listings so far in 2017 - including 133 initial public offerings (IPOs) and 33 transfers. The record-breaking year of exchange transfers is a validation of our long-term commitment to listed companies across all sectors at any stage of their growth journeys. Nasdaq has extended its IPO leadership to 16 consecutive quarters in the U.S. with a 62 percent win rate. Notable IPOs in 2017 included Roku, Redfin, CarGurus, National Vision, Denali and Hamilton Lane.

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This year, the total market value of all companies joining Nasdaq from the NYSE since 2005 has exceeded $1.2 trillion dollars. In 2017, Nasdaq welcomed a total of 33 switches, including 12 companies and 21 exchange traded products (ETPs), with a combined market value of approximately $379.8 billion. Company transfers included PepsiCo, Inc. ($165.8B market cap), Principal Financial Group ($20.6B market cap), Workday ($21.8B market cap), Brookfield Property Partners ($15.4B market cap), Xcel Energy ($25.7B market cap) and Visteon ($4B market cap). PepsiCo is the largest exchange switch to date.

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Maintaining its position as the leading global listing venue, companies from a diverse range of industries and countries successfully launched their IPOs on Nasdaq in 2017, raising a total of approximately $15.3 billion. Nine of the top 10 best performing U.S. IPOs chose Nasdaq as their home exchange as well as 9 of the top 10 performing technology IPOs (as of the market close on December 15, 2017).

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"Since 1971, Nasdaq has supported many of the world's most innovative and admired companies and we couldn't be more proud to be the long-term partner throughout all stages of their journeys - before, during and after the IPO," said Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange. "This year, we welcome the next generation of entrepreneurs and some of the most recognized global brands to the Nasdaq family, while celebrating milestones of Nasdaq listed companies including Amazon, Starbucks and Celgene. Their achievements are the cornerstone of our nation's economic growth, delivering breakthrough innovations in technology, medicine, entertainment and all areas that impact our daily life."

Companies celebrating their listing milestones include:

  • Amazon.com , Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) - listed on May 16, 1997, celebrating its 20 th listing anniversary. The stock opened at $18 per share in 1997 and is trading above $1,000 today.
  • Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) - listed on July 2, 1992, celebrating its 25 th listing anniversary. Since its listing on Nasdaq, it grew from 165 stores to over 26,000 global locations.
  • Celgene Corp. (Nasdaq: CELG) - listed on August 7, 1987, celebrating its 30 th listing anniversary. There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene.
  • Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) - listed on May 23, 2002, celebrating 15 th listing anniversary. Founded in 1997, Netflix was a video mailing service. Today Netflix reaches 100 million subscribers globally and transforms the entertainment industry with its original content.
Nelson Griggs, President of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange discusses the current IPO environment on CNN. Watch interview here.

*Data source: Nasdaq, FactSet, EDGAR Online, January 1, 2017 - December 15, 2017

**Includes the following capital raising events in the U.S. as priced in 2017: IPO, REIT, SPAC, BDC, Foreign Exchange Dual Listing, Best Effort and Spin-offs

***Includes all transfers announced as of December 19, 2017

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