In its recently released survey, 2013 BDO IPO Outlook, BDO included specific questions on the effect of the JOBS Act on the IPO market.  The report can be accessed here:  According to the survey, 42% of bankers surveyed responded that they saw no evidence that the JOBS Act had affected the IPO market positively; however, 28% of respondents noted that it was too early to make an assessment.  A significant number of those surveyed (48%) noted that institutional investors were reluctant to meet with companies in test-the-waters discussions until companies had filed publicly.