2010 may be the year for Healthcare IPOs

January 15, 2010

The stars may be aligning for healthcare initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2010.

According to a recent Reuters news article, the stars may be aligning for healthcare initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2010. Not only are investors expected to take on more risk as the economic outlook improves, but there is potential for the healthcare bill to provide money to the industry.

While the final version of the new health legislation is not yet known, it is unlikely that it would immediately mean more IPOs. However, its passage could be a taken as a sign of stability that would increase the attractiveness of the sector for investors.

According to the article, the heads of a number of equity capital markets said they expected healthcare to produce more IPOs in 2010.