PwC recently released its 2017 Annual US Capital Markets Watch report.   The report notes a 77% increase from 2016 in the number of IPOs, with 181 IPOs completed in 2017, raising $44.2 billion in proceeds.  The average size of IPOs in 2017 was $244 million.

The pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector was the most active sector for IPOs in 2017 with 42 deals, raising $4.0 billion.  The special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sector completed 33 IPOs, raising almost $9 billion.  While the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector accounted for fewer IPOs than the previously mentioned sectors, the 33 IPOs raised $12.3 billion in 2017.

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