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U.S. IPOs in Short Order

SEC’s extension of 2012 law to all companies has sped up the process this year

It now only takes about 49 days for an initial public offering to go from announcement to trading on a U.S. exchange, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The almost 80 percent reduction stems from the Obama administration’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, which let small companies confidentially file early documents and was extended to all firms by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission effective July 10.

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