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Private markets thrive amid dismal IPO performances

Bain & Co reports underperformance across the board for newer, publicly-listed companies

In the US, the number of annual IPOs has fallen over the past four decades, according to data compiled by finance professor Jay Ritter.


INVESTORS are redirecting their funds to the private space as newer, publicly listed companies consistently underperform their peers across all sectors, said Bain & Company in a report released on Friday.

Its recent analysis of all initial public offerings (IPOs) that...