Nasdaq was pleased to welcome 35 initial public offerings (IPOs) to its U.S. market in the third quarter, bringing our total IPO count for the year to 111. This total represents more IPOs year-to-date than any other U.S. exchange. The combined proceeds raised by Nasdaq’s IPOs in 2015 is approximately $13.6 billion.
IPO highlights from the quarter include companies from a diverse mix of industries ranging from consumer, energy and technology, including: TerraForm Global, NantKwest, Sunrun, Rapid7, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and MasterCraft, to name a few. Natural pet food leader Blue Buffalo was the largest U.S. IPO in Q3 (by market cap) at a valuation of $5.3 Billion and celebrated its July 22nd listing with an outdoor event in the center of Times Square featuring acrobatic canines who put on an amazing show that drew a large audience of spectators.
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We look forward to the listings that Q4 will bring and are committed to partnering with our family of companies before, during and after the IPO.
Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2006, Mr. McCooey founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company, a brokerage firm, from 1988 until 2006. He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003-2006. Mr. McCooey served on the NYSE’s Group Market Performance Committee, was chairman of the NYSE’s Technology and Planning Oversight Committee and served on the Boards of the NYSE Foundation, the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC) and the Committee for Review, part of NYSE Regulation. He is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP).
Mr. McCooey is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
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