Led U.S. market with 33 new listings, including 18 IPOs in the first quarter of 2013 Captured four switches while retaining all currently-listed companies Remains the leading U.S. exchange for technology, financial and healthcare IPOs NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that in the first quarter it welcomed 33 new listings, including 18 initial public offerings (IPO), more than any other U.S. exchange. Combined proceeds totaled more than $2.18 billion. Supporting Transformational Technology, Healthcare, Financial and Consumer Companies Especially noteworthy in the first quarter was NASDAQ's continued strength in the technology sector. New technology listings on NASDAQ last quarter include West Corp., Xoom Corporation and The ExOne Co. These new listings make The NASDAQ Stock Market home to more than 613 technology companies, which make up more than 75% of U.S. publically-traded companies in this sector. In addition to its strength in the technology sector, NASDAQ also continued to attract healthcare and financial IPOs, listing six in each sector during the first quarter. NASDAQ has led both sectors in total IPOs since 2010. NASDAQ also attracted two of the three largest private equity-sponsored IPOs last quarter, Norwegian Cruise Line and West Corp, which together raised more than $872 million in combined proceeds. "NASDAQ successfully attracted more new listings than any other U.S. exchange this quarter, and our pipeline remains strong," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX, "Throughout the history of our exchange, we have prided ourselves on attracting transformational companies of all sizes, and we are pleased to support them in all stages of their growth, and provide the platform they need to raise capital." Leading in Transfers from Competing Exchanges NASDAQ's value proposition continues to attract more transfers from competing U.S. exchanges than any other U.S. market. In the first quarter of 2013, four companies have switched to NASDAQ. In comparison, no companies have moved their listing away from NASDAQ in the first quarter.
Since 2005, NASDAQ has attracted 131 transfers from other U.S. exchanges, representing more than $520 billion in combined market capitalization at the time of the switch. Comparatively, only 86 companies, with a combined market capitalization of $167 billion, have moved off The NASDAQ Stock Market over the same time period.In addition to leading the transfer battle, in January 2013 NASDAQ also welcomed CyrusOne Inc., a spin-off of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB). "It is rare for a company to spin-off and switch exchanges at the time of its IPO," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "We believe this is a testament to our value proposition, and why we continue to attract more industry-leading companies from competing exchanges than any other market in the world. We recognize these great companies have a choice of where to list their shares, and we are honored to be the leader in attracting more new listings, transfers and spin-offs than any other exchange."
|Total New Listings||33|
|Initial Public Offerings*||18|
|ETFs, Structured Products, Reverse Mergers & Other Listings||4|
|Transfers to NASDAQ from Competing Exchanges||4|
|Upgrades from Over-the-Counter||7|