As a follow up to our 2018 Annual Report, we received a number of questions on Software IPO activity. As such, we elected to take a look at the performance of US SaaS and software IPOs over the last 5 years. We found some interesting trends that we think you’ll find insightful.
- The overall US IPO market rebounded in 2017 after slow growth over the past few years.
- US Tech IPO remains slow in recent years due to several factors including an increasing share of global technology IPOs and increasing private equity buy-out activity.
- SaaS companies comprise nearly 75% of all US B2B SaaS and Software IPOs in the last 5 years.
- A number of unicorns are ripe for IPO in the near future.