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Analysts gear up for another heady year of IPOs

They cite deep pipeline of securities filings and note that global events failed to disrupt US IPO applecart in 2014

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Chinese Internet marketplace Alibaba emerged as a key player behind New York's banner year after the company in September became the biggest IPO in history, raising US$22 billion.

New York

WALL Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings (IPOs) since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Activity was "uninterrupted" and proved largely immune to forces that at times