Analysis of Initial Public Offerings for Companies Valued at $1 Billion or Higher

In the process of assembling our inaugural Unicorn IPO Report, we discovered something surprising. We set out to investigate “unicorn” companies, the modern reference to private companies with valuations exceeding $1 billion (our full criteria for what constitutes a unicorn company may be found in the Methodology section of this report). While the number of unicorns has been growing over time, they are named for their scarcity. And they remain rare indeed. As 2019 began, just over 300 of them existed in the world.

Latest Articles

SEC Digs Deeper on Inflation Impacts

“Inflation is negatively impacting our business.” As the prices of goods and materials continue to rise worldwide, a growing number of companie...

PCAOB Looks to Refresh Quality Control Standard for Accounting Firms

In the sci-fi classic “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” the film’s heroes find themselves once again on the run from a relentless robotic assassin f...

‘Deterrence’ is the SEC’s New Buzzword

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler has made enforcement a well-publicized priority of his tenure. A new point of emphasis, deterren...