Initial public offerings this year have hit record territory. Through the first week in December, 262 companies have raised $82.1 billion through initial public offerings - the largest annual total in the past 10 years. In fact, 2014's IPOs have more than doubled the yearly average of $38.6 billion.
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- IPOs 2014: One Up as Much as 199%
- Box IPO Delay Won't Be the Last – These Two Factors Will Slow New Offerings
- 2014 IPO Market: Upcoming J. Crew IPO Could Reach $5 Billion
Investors interested in the high-profile Box IPO will now have to wait until 2015, as the company has once again delayed its initial public offering citing market volatility.
And while Box is the largest name to announce an IPO delay recently, we may start seeing other companies follow suit.
The 2014 IPO market is cluttered with hot tech offerings, but a clothing retailer might start stealing headlines as rumors pick up of a $5 billion J. Crew Group Inc. IPO.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that J. Crew could be valued as high as $5 billion when it comes to market, citing anonymous sources close to the company. Reportedly, J. Crew has been interviewing numerous banks before making a final decision on an initial public offering.