Following a strong 2018, Nasdaq Private Market (NPM) embraces 2019 with increasing growth and secondary activity. During the first half of the year, the NPM team facilitated 35 private company-sponsored secondary transactions – a new record high for the period – with total transaction value of $2.3 billion. Since its inception in 2013, NPM has facilitated 287 programs for private companies, facilitating $22 billion in private transaction value, and supporting 33,185 shareholders.
NPM takes the pulse on the secondary market in our annual mid-year report, which highlights the trends and factors that are influencing the current rise in private company secondary activity.
This report includes insights on:
- The growing trend among liquidity programs for earlier-stage companies in 2019;
- The increase in VC-backed private companies going public and how that may continue in 2019;
- The growing demand for secondary investment opportunities by institutional buyers
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