LONDON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global IPO market activity is off to a record start in the first two months of 2011 with US $25.3 billion raised in 193 deals. Global investors seeking to capitalize on the emerging markets growth story have been fuelling stock market rallies and new listings world-wide. A number of key factors have driven this level of IPO activity, including state privatizations, multinational spin-offs, and companies in the natural resources (including oil and gas), industrial/infrastructure and technology sectors.
This is according to Ernst & Young's Global IPO trends report 2011. The report highlights the market outlook for IPO markets in 2011 and analyzes the key trends of 2010.