The 225 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2006

51 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2006

2006 was an interesting year.

Google acquired YouTube and Apple found itself in a major lawsuit.

Over 220 companies still hit the exchanges despite turbulent times and some of them are still thriving today. Keep reading to find out which companies went public in 2006 and how they're performing today.

Major world events that happened in 2006 that affected the stock markets

banana crops australia
Australian crop disaster due to Cyclone Larry

Google buys YouTube: In 2006 Google acquired YouTube for a jaw-dropping $1.65b. Yes, Billion. Many analysts thought they were crazy for executing this deal. Now, YouTube contributes approximately 11% of its overall revenue.

Apple Lawsuit: In 2006 Apple paid $100m to settle a lawsuit with Creative Technologies. It was suggested that Apple infringed a Creative Technology patent via their iPod menu. At the time, Steve Jobs believed Creative Technology got “lucky” with the lawsuit.

Cyclone Larry: Not all events in 2006 were business related. Early in the year, Cyclone Larry caused over $1B in damages to Australian residents in Queensland. Whilst this is devasting, it might not seem clear how this disrupted financial markets. But it did. According to Wikipedia, the cyclone destroyed up to 90% of the Australian Banana crop which saw a 500% increase in exported Bananas.

4 notable companies that went public in 2006

1. Chipotle Mexican Grill

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • IPO Price: $22
  • IPO Date: January 26, 2006


Chipotle is a famous fast-food Mexican restaurant chain. They're known for their burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. They compete with other fast-food chains like Taco Bell and El Pollo Loco. The company is committed to reducing its environmental impact by using recyclable and compostable packaging. Whilst I prefer Taco Bell, they're still a great business and are slowly expanding into other parts of the world.

2. Crocs

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Footwear & Accessories
  • IPO Price: $21
  • IPO Date: February 8, 2006

crocs website

Crocs is a global leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women, and children. They've become incredibly popular in the last 10 years despite their quirky style. They offer a wide range of styles and designs, from the classic clog to new sneakers and sandals. Their products are designed to be comfortable, lightweight, and durable, and are made from Croslite™ foam, a proprietary material that provides cushioning and support. One major difference between Crocs and other footwear brands is their badges. They're able to upsell customers on badges that attach to the shoes and give each pair a truly unique style.

3. Mastercard

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • IPO Price: $39
  • IPO Date: May 25, 2006

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Mastercard has become a household brand in the financial services industry. They're a global payments technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses worldwide. It enables customers to securely and conveniently make payments, receive funds, and access financial services. Mastercard provides a range of products including consumer credit, debit, and prepaid cards, as well as B2B payment solutions. Most people view Mastercard as a credit card company, which is actually inaccurate. They supply the infrastructure to support credit cards.

4. (Acquired by Expedia Group)

  • Country: Australia
  • Stock Exchange: Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
  • Industry: Travel Services
  • IPO Price: $2
  • IPO Date: June 2, 2006

wotif website

Wotif is an Australian online travel agency that helps customers book deals on hotels, flights, holiday packages, and activities. They offer a range of services, including price comparison, flexible payment options, and 24/7 customer support. The company was acquired by Expedia for $658m in 2014 and then removed from the Australian Stock Exchange.

The 225 companies that had their IPO in 2006

Company NameYear FoundedTickerCurrent Status
ACA Capital Holdings Inc1997ACAInactive
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc1998ACHNAcquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Acme Packet Inc2000APKTAcquired by Oracle.
Acorda Therapeutics Inc1995ACORActive
Aegean Marine Petroleum Ntwrk1995ANWBankrupt
AerCap Holdings1995AERActive
Aircastle Ltd2004AYRActive
Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc2000ALXAAcquired by Ferrer Pharma.
Allegiant Travel Company1997ALGTActive
Alliance Holdings GP LP1971AHGPActive
Allied World Assurance2001AWHActive
Allot Communications Inc1996ALLTActive
Alphatec Holdings Inc1990ATECActive
Alpine Global Dynamic Div Fund-99AGDActive
Altra Holdings1877AIMCAcquired by Regal Beloit.
Altus Pharmaceuticals Inc1992ALTUInactive
AmComp Inc1982AMCPUnknown
American Mold Guard Inc2003AMGIUActive
American Railcar Industries1988ARIIActive
Artes Medical1999ARTEInactive
Ascent Solar Technologies Inc2005ASTIUActive
Atlas Energy Resources LLC1968ATNActive
Atlas Pipeline Holdings LP2000AHDAcquired
Aventine Renewable Energy Hlds1981AVRActive
Bare Escentuals Inc1976BAREAcquired by Shiseido.
Basin Water Inc1999BWTRActive
BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc1999BMTIAcquired by Wright Medical Group N.V.
BlackRock Long-term Muni-99BTAActive
Blackrock Preferred and Equity-99BTZActive
BlackRock Real Asset Equity Tr-99BCFActive
BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.1988BBEPBankrupt
Buckeye GP Holdings LP2006BGHActive
Burger King Holdings Inc1954BKCActive
Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc2004CADXAcquired by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Cal Dive International1975DVRBankrupt
Calumet Specialty Products1990CLMTActive
Canadian Solar Inc2001CSIQActive
Capella Education Co1991CPLAAcquired by Strayer Education Inc.
Cardica Inc1997CRDCInactive
Carrols Restaurant Group1961TASTActive
Castle Brands Inc1998ROXAcquired by Pernod Ricard.
Catalyst Pharmaceutical2002CPRXActive
CBRE Realty Finance2005CBFInactive
Chart Industries Inc1859GTLSActive
China GrenTech Corp Ltd1999GRRFActive
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc1993CMGActive
Claymont Steel Holdings1988PLTEAcquired by Evraz
Claymore/Raymond James S-B1-99RYJActive
Clayton Holdings Inc1990CLAYAcquired by Radian Group Inc.
Cleveland Biolabs Inc2003CBLIActive
Clough Global Opportunities-99GLOActive
Cohen & Steers Closed-End-99FOFActive
CommVault Systems Inc1988CVLTActive
Compass Diversified Trust-99CODIActive
Complete Production Svcs Inc2001CPXActive
Constellation Energy Partners2005CEPInactive
Corel Corp1985CRELActive
Cowen Group Inc1918COWNAcquired by Societe Generale.
CPI International Inc1948CPIIAcquired by TMD Technologies Ltd.
Crocs Inc1999CROXActive
Crystal River Capital Inc2005CRZInactive
CTC Media Inc1989CTCMInactive
Danaos Corp1972DACActive
Darwin Professional2003DRInactive.
Dayton Superior1924DSUPActive
DCT Industrial2002DCTActive
Debt Resolve Inc1997DRVActive
Delek US Holdings Inc2001DKActive
Digital Music Group Inc2004DMGIInactive
DivX Inc2000DIVXAcquired by Sonic Solutions
Double-Take Software1991DBTKAcquired
Douglas Emmett Inc1973DEIActive
DWS Dreman Value IncomEdge-99DHGActive
DynCorp International Inc1951DCPActive
Eagle Rock Energy LP2002EROCAcquired
Eagle Test Systems Inc1976EGLTUnknown
Eaton Vance Credit Opport-99EOEActive
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed-99ETYActive
EHealth Inc1997EHTHActive
Emergent BioSolutions Inc1998EBSActive
Energy Transfer Equity LP1996ETEActive
EV Energy Partners LP-99EVEPBankrupt
Evercore Partners Inc1996EVRActive
EXCO Resources Inc1955XCOBankrupt
ExlService Holdings Inc1999EXLSActive
First Mercury Financial Corp1973FMRAcquired.
First Solar Inc1999FSLRActive
First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging-99FEOActive
Fortunet Inc1989FNETInactive.
Fuwei Films (Holdings)2003FFHLActive
GateHouse Media Inc1997GHSActive
Genesis Lease2006GLSActive
Geomet Inc1985GMETActive
Global Income & Currency Fund-99GCFActive
Global Traffic Network Inc1997GNETAcquired by iHeartMedia
GMarket Inc2000GMKTActive
Golfsmith Intl Hldg Inc1967GOLFBankrupt
Goodman Global Inc1975GGLAcquired by Daikin
Gp Aeroportuario del Centro No1998OMABActive
Grupo Aeroportuario Pacifico1998PACActive
Guidance Software1997GUIDAcquired by OpenText
H&E Equipment Services Inc1961HEESActive
Hansen Medical Inc2002HNSNAcquired by Auris Health (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
HealthSpring Inc2000HSAcquired by Cigna.
Hertz Global Holdings Inc1918HTZActive
Highland Credit Strategies2006HCFActive
Hiland Holdings GP LP1990HPGPActive
Himax Technologies Inc2001HIMXActive
Home Bancshares Inc,Conway,AR1998HOMBActive
Home Diagnostics Inc1985HDIXInactive
Home Inns & Hotels Management2001HMINActive
Houston Wire & Cable Co1975HWCCActive
I N G RISK MANAGED NATUR RES F-99IRRUnknown (unable to find information on this company)
ICF International Inc1969ICFIActive
IncrediMail Ltd1999MAILInactive
InnerWorkings Inc2001INWKActive
Innophos Holdings Inc1988IPHSAcquired by One Rock Capital Partners.
Iomai Corp1997IOMIAcquired by Intercell AG.
IPG Photonics1990IPGPActive
Isilon Systems2001ISLNAcquired by EMC
Ivivi Technologies Inc1989IIInactive.
J Crew Group Inc1983JCGBankrupt
Kayne Anderson Energy Dvpt-99KEDActive
KBR, Inc.1901KBRActive
KBW Inc1962KBWActive
Kohlberg Capital Group-99KCAPActive
Koppers Holdings Inc1912KOPActive
LeMaitre Vascular Inc1983LMATActive
Linn Energy LLC2003LINEBankrupt
Liquidity Services Inc1999LQDTActive
LoopNet Inc1997LOOPActive
Luna Innovations Inc1990LUNAActive
Magellan Midstream Holdings LP2001MGGActive
MasterCard Inc1966MAActive
Melco PBL Entertainment2004MPELActive
Metabolix Inc1992MBLXInactive
Mindray Medical International1991MRActive
Morgan Stanley China A Share-99CAFActive
Morgans Hotel Group Co1983MHGCAcquired by sbe Entertainment Group.
Morton's Restaurant Group Inc1978MRTAcquired by Tilman Fertitta
Mueller Water Products Inc1857MWAActive
New Oriental Education1993EDUActive
NewStar Financial2004NEWSAcquired
Nextest Systems Corp1997NEXTAcquired by Teradyne.
NightHawk Radiology Holdings2001NHWKAcquired by vRad.
North American Energy Partners1953NOAActive
Northstar Neuroscience Inc1999NSTRAcquired by St. Jude Medical
Novacea Inc2001NOVCInactive
NTELOS Holdings Corp1897NTLSAcquired by Shentel.
Nuveen Global Government-99JGGActive
Nuveen Global Value-99JGVActive
NYMEX Holdings Inc1872NMXAcquired by CME Group.
Obagi Medical Products1988OMPIAcquired by Sientra
Omega Navigation Enterprises2005ONAVInactive
Omni Financial Services Inc1992OFSIActive
Omniture Inc1996OMTRAcquired by Adobe
Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Inc1995OMRIAcquired by Johnson & Johnson
One Beacon Insurance Group1831OBActive
Optium Corp2000OPTMAcquired by Roche.
Osiris Therapeutics Inc1992OSIRAcquired by Smith & Nephew.
Penn Virginia GP Holdings1882PVGAcquired
Penson Worldwide Inc1995PNSNInactive
PGT Inc1980PGTIActive
Physicians Formula Holdings1937FACEAcquired by Markwins Beauty Brands.
Porter Bancorp Inc1988PBIBActive
Qimonda AG1952QIInactive
RAM Holdings Ltd1998RAMRInactive.
Regency Energy Partners LP2005RGNCAcquired
Replidyne Inc2000RDYNInactive
Resource Capital Corp2005RSOActive
Restore Medical Inc1999RESTAcquired by Medtronic.
Riverbed Technology Inc2002RVBDAcquired by Thoma Bravo
RMK Multi-Sector High Income-99RHYActive
RMR Asia Pacific Real Estate-99RAPActive
Ronin Wireless Technologies2000RNINInactive
RRSat Global Communications1991RRSTAcquired by SES
Sealy Corp1881ZZAcquired by Tempur-Pedic.
Security Capital Assurance Ltd1999SCAInactive
SGX Pharmaceuticals Inc1998SGXPAcquired by Eli Lilly
Shutterfly Inc1999SFLYAcquired by Apollo Global Management
Smart Modular Technologies Inc1988SMODActive
Smart Move Inc-99MVEUnknown
Solarfun Power Holdings2004SOLFAcquired by Hanwha Q Cells
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings1950SPRActive
Stanley Inc1966SXEAcquired by CGI.
Summit State Bank,CA-99SSBIActive
Susser Holdings Corp1938SUSSAcquired by Energy Transfer Partners
Synchronoss Technologies Inc2000SNCRActive
Targacept Inc1997TRGTInactive
Techwell Inc1997TWLLUnknown
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.2006TOOActive
Ternium SA-99TXActive
Thermage Inc1996THRMAcquired by Solta Medical
Thomas Weisel Partners Group1998TWPGAcquired
Tim Hortons Inc1964THIActive
Town Sports Int Holdings Inc1973CLUBBankrupt Inc1998TRFCAcquired by Nokia.
Transdigm Group Inc1993TDGActive
Trina Solar Limited1997TSLActive
Trubion Pharmaceuticals Inc1999TRBNAcquired by Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
U.S. BioEnergy2004USBEAcquired
Universal Compression Partners2006UCLPActive
Universal Power Group1968UPGActive
Valera Pharmaceuticals Inc1972VLRXAcquired.
Valero GP Holdings Inc2000VEHActive
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc2003VNDAActive
Venoco Inc1992VQBankrupt
Verasun Energy Corp2001VSEBankrupt
Verigy Ltd1939VRGYAcquired by Advantest.
Visicu Inc1998EICUAcquired by Philips
Volcano Corp2000VOLCAcquired by Philips
Vonage Hldgs Corp2000VGActive
Warner Chilcott Holdings Co1968WCRXAcquired
Western Refining Inc1993WNRAcquired by Tesoro
Willdan Group1964WLDNActive
WSB Financial Group1999WSFGUnknown
Companies that went public in 2006 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many IPOs were there in 2006? 

There were approximately 226 IPOs in 2006 according to Wikipedia data and Jay R. Ritter’s data from UF Warrington College of Business. However, it’s hard to find a complete list of every company that has hit the stock exchange for the first time since the global data is fragmented. Please do your own research to confirm this.

Which company that had its IPO in 2006 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, TransDigm Group has a market capitalization of $44B followed by Owens Corning with a market capitalization of $10B. Of course, this is subject to change and you should check for the latest data.

Which companies that had their IPO in 2006 are now defunct?

Whilst some companies filed for bankruptcy, they are still operating. Zero companies have been classified as “defunct”.

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