• NYSE Euronext #1 in Global IPO Proceeds Year-to-Date, Extending Its Lead from 2008, 2007•
NYSE Sponsors InsideVenture Conference in Santa Barbara , Calif. on March 25-26
Menlo Park , Calif. / New York, NY, March 4, 2009 – The New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), is sponsoring the InsideVenture Investor Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. on March 25-26 featuring top late-stage venture-backed companies.
The InsideVenture Investor Conference features 50 top late stage private Technology and Healthcare companies from over 400 VC portfolios. Investors have the opportunity to conduct due diligence by interacting with VC and strategic investors, meet the CEOs and CFOs of some of the most promising late-stage VC companies, schedule 1:1 meetings, and access proprietary transaction data through InsideVenture’s online platform and virtual data room. Through its expert network, investment banking partners and financial marketing services, InsideVenture enables investors to save on research and travel costs, streamlining the investment process.
“As the world’s leading exchange group in IPOs, we are very pleased to sponsor InsideVenture,” said Douglas Chu, SVP, Western Region, and Head of Silicon Valley office, NYSE Euronext."The NYSE is proud to be associated with many of the leading portfolio companies, VCs and institutional investors represented at the conference. We are especially supportive of helping these key entities play a vital role in reviving the global economy through IPOs.”
The NYSE, in addition to sponsoring the InsideVenture Investor Conference, is also a strategic partner to the conference’s parent, InsideVenture, Inc.
In part as a result of its commitment to growth-stage and venture-backed companies, NYSE Euronext leads globally in terms of IPO proceeds raised. NYSE Euronext markets are highly accessible to growth companies of all sizes - recently an additional listing standard was introduced which has no minimum revenue requirement, only a minimum required market capitalization of $150mm, total assets of $75mm and shareholders equity of $50mm (all pro-forma for an IPO offering).
NYSE Euronext world #1 in IPOs :
--In 2009 year-to-date, NYSE Euronext ranks #1 in global IPO proceeds, continuing its IPO lead from the previous two years, after the successful IPO ofMead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN) in February which listed on the NYSE after raising $720 million.
-- Based on IPO proceeds raised globally in 2008, NYSE Euronext retained its # 1 ranking among major exchanges globally, with $45 billion raised, or 37% of total IPO capital proceeds. In 2008, NYSE Euronext attracted the largest IPO in U.S. history, with Visa (NYSE: V), raising $17.86 billion/€11.5 billion, and in Europe, the second-largest IPO in Europe in 2008, with EDPR (NYSE Euronext: EDPR) raising $2.42 billion/€1.566 billion. In 2008, the NYSE also listed Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) after its successful initial public offering, in which it raised $187.5 million.
--In 2007, technology companies going public on NYSE Euronext’s U.S. markets raised in excess of $5.4 billion, more than technology companies going public in 2007 raised on Nasdaq. The year 2007 brought new listings to the NYSE’s U.S. markets that included VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW), PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO), Metro PCS Communications (NYSE: PCS), Dice Holdings Inc (NYSE: DHX), Solera Holdings (NYSE: SLH), Genpact (NYSE: G), China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV), Longtop Financial (NYSE: LFT), Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA), VanceInfo Technologies Inc (NYSE: VIT) and NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:N), Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), Compellent (NYSE Arca: CML), 3PAR (NYSE Arca: PAR) and K-12 (NYSE Arca: LRN).
About InsideVenture, Inc.
InsideVenture is a financial marketing utility that brings together long-term institutional investors and venture's best late stage and pre-IPO companies. InsideVenture was established through partnerships with the leaders of venture and buy-side industries, including NEA, Venrock, Domain, DCM, Oak Investment Partners, Aisling, Clarus, Frazier, Versant, T. Rowe Price, Wasatch Advisors, Silicon Valley Bank and IntraLinks, among others. For more information, please go to: www.insideventure.com.
InsideVenture Media Contact: Matthews StottsTenor 415. 786.2231@Matthew@tenorcom.com
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group. It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions. Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading, Euronext and NYSE Arca. With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.
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