Eighty-four companies conducted initial public offerings (IPOs) on the NYSE and Nasdaq during the first quarter of 2022. These companies raised a total of $11.3 billion. Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) continued to outpace traditional IPOs, representing about two-thirds of IPOs and nearly 80% of gross proceeds. The total number of IPOs and the amount raised fell sharply during Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021. The number of IPOs was down nearly 80% and the amount raised was down over 90%.
In this article, Audit Analytics looks at the major decrease in IPOs compared to 2021.