Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Indicator 13: IPO and M&A


How Does Massachusetts Perform?

Indicator 13:  IPO and M&A text box stats

California, Texas, New York, and Massachusetts are traditionally major generators of IPOs due to their focus on advanced technology cluster development and large economies. Massachusetts recorded twice as many IPOs in 2017 (18) as in 2012 (9).

Massachusetts IPOs were dominated by biotech and pharmaceutical companies in 2017, of which there were eleven. The average dollar amount raised in the IPO of these companies in Massachusetts in 2017 was $134.6M. For 10 of the LTS, the number of M&As decreased from 2016 to 2017. However, there was a 61% increase in the number of companies acquiring others and a 81% increase in the number of companies being acquired in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2017.