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GM headquarters in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/Paul Sancya/Associated Press)
GM headquarters in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

How GM's IPO stacks up Add to ...

Now that General Motors has upsized its IPO twice, there is a lot of talk about 1) how big it could get, and 2) where will it fall relative to the biggest IPOs ever, both around the world and in the United States.

To answer at least the second of those two questions, Thomson Reuters put together a handy little guide of the biggest global and U.S. IPOs. As it stands, the common equity portion of GM's IPO should come in around $15-to-$16-billion.

Top 5 Biggest Global IPOs

Agricultural Bank of China - China

Size: $22.1-billion (U.S.)

Date: July 2010

Sector: Banks

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - China

Size: $22.0-billion (U.S.)

Date: October 2006

Sector: Credit institutions

American International Assurance Group - Hong Kong

Size: $20.5-billion

Date: October 2010

Sector: Insurance

Visa Inc. - U.S.

Size: $19.7-billion

Date: March 2008

Sector: Other financials

NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc.

Size: $18.1-billion

Date: October 1998

Sector: Wireless technologies

Top 5 Biggest U.S. IPOs

Visa Inc.

Size: $19.7-billion

Date: March 2008

Sector: Other financials

AT&T Wireless Group

Size: $10.6-billion

Date: April 2000

Sector: Wireless Technologies

Kraft Foods Inc.

Size: $8.7-billion

Date: June 2001

Sector: Food and beverage

UPS

Size: $5.5-billion

Date: November 1999

Sector: Transportation and Infrastructure

KKR Private Equity Investors

Size: $5.0-billion

Date: May 2006

Sector: Alternative financial investments

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