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Top 5 largest IPOs in the last 10 years


2019 promises to be hot for IPO. Lyft taxi service entered the exchange recently, and the debut was extremely successful. Now, investors are looking forward to IPOs of other long-awaited “unicorns”, such as Uber, Airbnb, SpaceX, Pinterest, Slack, which are getting ready to become public this year.

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Below are initial placements that have become the loudest in the last ten years.

1. Alibaba

On its first day of trading on September 19, 2014, the Chinese e-commerce giant was valued at a whopping $ 21.7 billion. Alibaba’s IPO was not only the largest IPO in the United States in the last decade, but also the largest IPO in the world.

Alibaba’s shares on the basis of the first trading session went up to $ 93.89, or 38% compared with the placement price. A year after the debut on the stock exchange, the value of the company's securities fell by 3%, but has grown by more than 170% by now.

2. Facebook

Facebook debut at the stock exchange on May 18, 2012 was one of the most anticipated in the last decade. One share of the company was valued at $ 38, and the entire social network was worth $ 104 billion. Technological difficulties of Nasdaq interfered with Facebook’s first day of trading, and the shares closed unchanged at $ 38.23.

Despite the fact that the initial placement of the company was one of the most long-awaited, the first year of trading was not easy. Facebook's IPO gained a disastrous reputation, as stocks fell by almost 40% in just over a year after their debut on the stock exchange. Nevertheless, long-term investors were generously rewarded for their patience as since the securities have grown by almost 360% since IPO.

3. General Motors

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the automaker General Motors. The company debuted on the stock exchange on November 18, 2010 and was valued at $ 15.8 billion. The value of the shares at that time was $ 33 apiece.

By the time of the closing of the first trading session, the papers went up by 3% to $ 34.19. GM shares fell 34% in their first year of trading and rose a modest 18% since their debut.

4. HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare’s IPO took place on March 10, 2011 and was the largest in the field of healthcare over the past decade. The company was valued at $ 3.8 billion, the value of the shares was $ 30 per share. On the first day of trading, the price rose to $ 31.02 and fell by almost 15% in the first year. But despite the rather slow start, HCO paper have soared by more than 345% since the IPO.

5. Snap

The social networking giant Snap's IPO was perhaps the most anticipated in high-tech since Facebook. The company debuted on the market on March 2, 2017 with a valuation of $ 3.4 billion. Shares were valued at $ 17 per share and closed their first trading day at $ 24.48.

For the first year, Snap paper rose 5%, but then began to fall. The company is still trying to break out of the number of laggards as value of its shares has decreased by 34% since the IPO.