By Christina Cheddar Berk, News Editor NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- Yelp's recent debut has injected a little excitement into the IPO market, which began the year at a sluggish place. In the wake of strong fourth-quarter earnings, it may be a good time for privately held retailers to consider going public, according to Ted Vaughan, a partner in the retail and consumer products practice of BDO USA. Many retailers rang up strong sales during the holiday season, putting them in a position to leverage this success in an initial public offering, Vaughan said. He expects this is even truer for high-end luxury retailers, which have bounced back more quickly from recession than other retail sectors. He also expects the luxury retail segment to continue to grow this year.
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