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Article posted: 11/25/2012 4:06 PM

Facebook and volatile market still chill IPOs

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Almost a third of the money raised in IPOs this year came from one deal, Facebook's $16 billion offering in May, and the number of companies taking themselves public may end at a three-year low. The pipeline, or backlog, of companies planning to sell stock is also thinning.


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Companies are set to raise more than $45 billion through IPOs this year -- the most since 2007, according to data provider Dealogic. But if you scratch the surface, there are signs that the market is less healthy than it appears.
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