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A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter and a Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this file photo.
A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter and a Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this file photo.
(DADO RUVIC/REUTERS)

How Canada’s IPO market measures up to U.S.

Twitter. Chrysler. Hilton. Several big brands across the U.S. are serving investors notice of their intention to tap into the public markets.

There has been attractive stability south of the border, with the S&P 500 rising evenly from November to June, up a total of 16 per cent in the past year. That has led to a strong flow of initial public offerings, with IPOs’ pricing up more than 30 per cent in the last year. Industries such as tech have moved to cash in.