IPO Monitor Announces 2000 Year End Review and 2001 Preview

LOS ANGELES, December 21, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) - IPO Monitor today announced the preliminary version of its 2000 Year End Review and 2001 Preview, combining a comprehensive review of the IPO market for this year, and a preview of what to expect next year.

"This year, our annual review provides the most comprehensive assessment of the IPO market available," said Jeff Stacey, President of IPO Monitor. "From individual winners and losers to broad industry analysis; from the historical perspective to a preview of what to expect in 2001; our Year End Review provides a complete picture of the IPO market".

In this volatile market, the year's best performing IPOs change on a daily basis, but the top three have broken away from the pack: Embarcadero Technologies (Nasdaq:EMBT), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (Nasdaq:KREM) and Nuance Communications (Nasdaq:NUAN). Each of company's stock has gained more than 240 percent since going public.

IPO Monitor's Year End Review is not just about the well known winners," explained Stacey, "its about assessing the entire market." The report consists of ten sections:

  -- Overview: annual summary and insightful commentary
     from Jeffrey Hirschkorn, a respected IPO market analyst.
  -- Top 25: best performers, largest amounts raised, and 
     biggest IPO companies, in terms of current market 
  -- Best & Worst: the best and worst performers, plus charts
     show the performance of the entire market.

  -- Deal Flow: a monthly summary of filings, pricings, 
     and withdrawls; providing a distinction between
     attempted IPOs (filed registrations), actual IPO
     (pricings) and failures (withdrawn registrations).
  -- Underwriters: performance breakdown by lead underwriter.
  -- Industry Scorecard: comprehensive listing of IPO and
     statistics for each industry segment.
  -- ADRs: a look a foreign companies entering the US equities
     market via an IPO of American Depositary Receipts.
  -- Comprehensive: a complete listing of all IPOs and related
  -- Historical: historical statistics, from 1970 through 2000.
  -- 2001 Preview: a look at the year ahead.

Report URL: http://www.ipomonitor.com/reviews/2000/

A preliminary version of the report is available immediately, with major updates planned over the next 10 days, and final version, based on market data through December 31st, available in the first week of January.

IPO Monitor, based in Los Angeles, is the nation's most comprehensive and timely services for tracking the initial public offering market. IPO Monitor, founded in 1996, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as among the Internet's best financial sites.



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