Chinese enterprises become main force in world's IPO market

15:33, April 13, 2011      

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Chinese enterprises have already become a main source of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the worldwide market, with the number of Chinese enterprises' IPOs and the amount of financing both exceeding 50 percent of the world's total over the last two years, according to IPO market research ranging from 2008 to present conducted by Zero2IPO Research Center, a reputable venture capital and private equity research institution in Greater China.

Following the restart of China's domestic IPO market in 2009 after about 10 months of suspension, Chinese enterprises have accelerated the pace of their IPOs, lifting the proportion of the number of Chinese IPOs to the world's total from 40 percent in 2008 to about 60 percent in 2010. China has undoubtedly become the main force in the worldwide IPO market.

Statistics show that a total of 476 Chinese enterprises made IPOs in 2010, accounting for 62 percent of the world's total and setting a new record high. These Chinese enterprises raised 105 billion U.S. dollars, representing around 58 percent of the world's total.

Chinese enterprises sustained the strong momentum in the first quarter of 2011, with the number of IPOs and the amount of financing both topping 50 percent of the world's total again. Chinese enterprises have become the "cash machines" of global IPO service institutions, such as securities exchanges, underwriters, accounting firms and law offices.

Data also shows that the number of domestic IPOs and the amount of financing by Chinese enterprises respectively accounted for 45 percent and 39 percent of the world's total in 2010. The two figures set new highs in the first quarter of 2011. The number of domestic IPOs of Chinese enterprises in the first quarter accounted for 56 percent of the world's total, also setting a new record since 2008.

By People's Daily Online
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