IPO Monitor Publishes Final Version of its 2000 Year End Review

LOS ANGELES, January 2, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) - IPO Monitor announced today the publication of the final version of its 2000 Year End Review, updating the previous version with most comprehensive analysis and market data for the last trading day of 2000.

"This final version of the Year End Review provides a complete update of the initial edition published on December 22, 2000", said Jeff Stacey, president of IPO Monitor. "Including more than 45 tables, 17 bar charts, and a dozen pages of analysis and commentary, our annual review provides the most comprehensive assessment of the IPO market available."

The stand-out IPOs for 2000 are:

  -- Best Performer: Embarcadero Technologies (Nasdaq:EMBT),
     gained 376 percent from it offering price.

  -- Largest Offering: AT&T Wirelsss (NYSE:AWE), raised
     $10.6 Billion by selling 360 million shares at $29.50.

  -- Greatest First Day Gain: webMethods (Nasdaq:WEBM), gained
     507 percent, closing at $212 on its first day of trading
     on February 11.

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     (pricings) and failures (withdrawn registrations).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 at 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/


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