The 261 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2007

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2007 was a year where everything seemed to come crashing down.

Tensions were high towards the tail end of 2007 when the subprime mortgage collapse started.

On one side of the spectrum, the financial markets were tumbling, and on the other side, we saw the first-generation iPhone revolutionize the smartphone industry.

Keep reading to find out which major world events occurred, which companies went public in 2007, and how they're performing today.

Major world events that happened in 2007 that affected the stock markets

2007 financial crisis begins
Lehman Brothers collapsed during the GFC

Global Financial Crisis: The tail end of 2007 witnessed the onset of the Global Financial Crisis in the US, which was triggered by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. The crisis led to widespread economic turmoil and had a significant impact on financial markets worldwide. This is evident in the lack of IPOs in 2008 and 2009.

iPhone Launch: Apple unveiled the first-generation iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized the smartphone industry. Today billions of people rely on their smartphones (especially iPhones) for convenience and communication. The iPhone marked a pivotal moment in technology and set the stage for future advancements in mobile devices and even human behavior.

Southern California Bushfires: One of the largest fires in US history burned through Southern California due to Santa Ana winds which destroyed over 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes.

Five interesting companies that went public in 2007

1. Blackstone Inc.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • IPO Price: $31
  • IPO Date: June 21, 2007

blackstone building

Blackstone is a leading global investment firm that specializes in private equity, credit, and hedge fund strategies. They tailor solutions to various clients, ranging from large corporations to family offices. Blackstone has offices in 30+ countries and has invested in over $500 billion of assets, making them a serious competitor.

2. Lululemon

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Apparel Retail
  • IPO Price: $18
  • IPO Date: August 3, 2007

lululemon website

Lululemon is a global athletic apparel company that designs, manufactures, and sells technical athletic apparel. Their products focus on accessories for yoga, running, and other sweaty pursuits. I personally own a few of their products (including a black duffle bag) and I can attest to their quality. Whilst they aren't the cheapest athleisure brand on the market, they certainly maintain the highest standards. They are one of the few companies that seem truly committed to creating components for people to live longer, healthier, and more fun lives.

3. NetSuite (Acquired by Oracle)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – Delisted in November 2016
  • Industry:  Software—Infrastructure
  • IPO Price: $26
  • IPO Date: December 20, 2007

netsuite

On the surface, NetSuite is a boring cloud-based business management software suite that helps companies manage their financials, operations, and customer relationships. However, they're truly the backbone behind many large and complex businesses. This is something that Oracle recognized and strongly valued which is why they acquired NetSuite for over $9b in 2016.

4. Ulta Beauty

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry:  Specialty Beauty
  • IPO Price: ~$15
  • IPO Date: October 25, 2007

ultra beauty homepage

Ulta Beauty is a beauty retailer that offers a range of products, including cosmetics, skincare, haircare, fragrance, and bath and body products. Unlike most beauty stores (or retail stores in general) they provide salon services such as haircuts, styling, and color services. Ulta Beauty has over 1,200 stores across the United States and offers customers a tailored experience with its combination of in-store and online services.

5. Xero

  • Country: Australia
  • Stock Exchange: Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
  • Industry:  Software – Application
  • IPO Price: $1
  • IPO Date: November 8, 2007

Xero homepage

Xero is a popular cloud-based accounting software provider that helps small businesses and their advisors manage their finances. It's become my go-to solution for keeping on top of my accounting since it handles things like bank reconciliation, invoice management, etc. The company's mission is to make life easier for small businesses and their accountants by providing them with the tools and software they need to succeed.

The 261 companies that had their Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2007

Company NameYear FoundedTickerCurrent Status
012 Smile.Communications Ltd1999SMLCActive
3PAR Inc1999PARAcquired by HP.
3SBio Inc1993SSRXActive
Accuray Inc1990ARAYActive
Acorn International Inc1998ATVActive
Advent/Claymore Global Conv-99AGCActive
AECOM Technology Corp1980ACMActive
AeroVironment Inc1971AVAVActive
Agria Corp2000GROActive
AirMedia Group Inc2005AMCNActive
Airvana Inc2000AIRVAcquired by CommScope
Alpine Global Premier Prop-99AWPActive
Alpine Total Dynamic-99AODActive
American Public Education Inc1991APEIActive
Amicus Therapeutics Inc2002FOLDActive
Animal Health International1954AHIIActive
Approach Resources Inc2002AREXBankrupt
Aruba Networks Inc2002ARUNAcquired by HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
ARYx Therapeutics Inc1997ARYXInactive
athenahealth Inc1997ATHNAcquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital.
AuthenTec Inc1998AUTHAcquired by Apple.
Babcock & Brown Air Ltd2007FLYInactive
Bigband Networks Inc1998BBNDAcquired by ARRIS International.
Biodel Inc2003BIODInactive
BioForm Medical Inc1999BFRMAcquired by Merz Pharmaceuticals.
Biofuel Energy Corp2006BIOFInactive
Blackrock Ecosolutions Inv-99BQRActive
Blackrock Global Eq Inc Trust-99BFDActive
Blackrock Int Growth And Inc-99BGYActive
BlackRock Kelso Capital Corp-99BKCCActive
Blackstone Group LP1985BXActive
BladeLogic Inc2001BLOGAcquired by BMC Software.
Bridgeline Software Inc2000BLSWActive
Bway Holding Co1875BWYActive
CAI Int Inc1989CAPActive
Calamos Global Dynamic-99CHWActive
Capital Product Partners LP2006CPLPActive
Cardtronics Inc1989CATMAcquired by Apollo Global Management
Care Investment Trust Inc-99CREActive
Castlepoint Holdings Ltd2005CPHLActive
Cavium Networks Inc2000CAVMAcquired by Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Cellcom Israel Ltd1994CELActive
Cheniere Energy Partners LP2006CQPActive
Chimera Inv Corp2007CIMActive
China Architectural1992RCHActive
China Dig TV Hldg Co Ltd1998STVActive
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore1995NPDActive
China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical2005KUNInactive
China Sunergy Co Ltd2004CSUNActive
ChinaEdu Corp1999CEDUActive
Cinemark Holdings Inc1987CNKActive
CLAYMORE GUGGENHEIM STRAT OPP-99GOFActive
Clean Energy Fuels Corp1997CLNEActive
Clearwire Corp2003CLWRAcquired by Sprint
CNinsure Inc1998CISGActive
COHEN & STEERS GLBL INC BLDR I-99INBActive
Compellent Technologies Inc2002CMLAcquired by Dell
Comscore Inc1999SCORActive
Comverge Inc1997COMVAcquired by Enel X
Concho Resources Inc2004CXOActive
Constant Contact Inc1995CTCTAcquired by Endurance International Group.
Continental Resources Inc1967CLRActive
Converted Organics Inc-99COINInactive
Cornerstone Prog Return Fund-99CFPActive
Cushing MLP Total2007SRVActive
CVR Energy Inc1906CVIActive
Data Domain Inc2001DDUPAcquired by EMC
Delaware Enhanced Global Div-99DEXActive
Deltek Inc1983PROJActive
DemandTec Inc1999DMANAcquired by IBM.
Dice Holdings Inc1991DHXAcquired by DHI Group Inc.
Dividend Capital Strategic-99DCWActive
Dolan Media Co1992DMActive
Dow 30 Enh Prem & Inc-99DPOActive
Duff & Phelps Corp1932DUFAcquired by Stone Point Capital and Further Global Capital Management
Duncan Energy Partners LP2006DEPInactive
DuPont Fabros Tech Inc1997DFTAcquired by Digital Realty Trust Inc.
DWS RREEF World Real Est & Tac-99DRPActive
E-House(China)Holdings Ltd2000EJActive
Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Div-99ETJActive
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global-99EXGActive
Edenor1992EDNActive
El Paso Pipeline Partners LP1928EPBAcquired
Employers Holdings Inc2000EIGActive
Encore Bancshares,Houston,TX2000EBTXAcquired by Cadence Bancorporation
Encore Energy Partners LP2007ENPInactive
EnergySolutions Inc1988ESActive
EnerNOC Inc2001ENOCAcquired by Enel X.
Ensign Group Inc1999ENSGActive
EnteroMedics Inc2002ETRMActive
Entropic Communications Inc2001ENTRAcquired by MaxLinear Inc.
eTelecare Global Solutions1999ETELAcquired by Stream Global Services.
Eurand NV1984EURXAcquired by Axcan Pharma
Evergreen Global Dividend2006EODActive
FBR Capital Markets Corp1989FBCMAcquired by B. Riley Financial Inc.
FCStone Group Inc1968FCSXActive
FGX Int Holdings Ltd1985FGXIActive
First Trust Act Div Income-99FAVActive
First Trust Strategic High III2006FHOActive
First Trust/Gallatin Specialty-99FGBActive
Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings2005FSRActive
Fortress Investment Group LLC1998FIGActive
Fuqi International Inc2004FUQIInactive.
Gabelli Global Deal Fund-99GDLActive
GABELLI HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS-99GRXActive
Genoptix Inc1999GXDXAcquired by Novartis.
Genpact Ltd1997GActive
Giant Interactive Group Inc2004GAAcquired
Glu Mobile Inc2001GLUUActive
Greenlight Capital Re Ltd2006GLREActive
GSC Investment Corp-99GNVActive
GSI Technology Inc1995GSITActive
Gulfstream Int Grp Inc1988GIAActive
Gushan Environmental Energy2001GUActive
Haynes International Inc1912HAYNActive
Helicos BioSciences Corp2003HLCSInactive
HFF1982HFAcquired by JLL
hhgregg Inc1955HGGBankrupt
Highland Distressed Opp. Fund-99HCDActive
HireRight Inc1990HIREActive
Horsehead Holding Corp1848ZINCBankrupt
ICx Technologies Inc2003ICXTAcquired by FLIR Systems Inc.
ImaRx Therapeutics Inc1999IMRXInactive
Infinera Corp2000INFNActive
ING Asia Pacific High Dividend-99IAEActive
ING International High Div-99IIDActive
Insulet Corp2000PODDActive
Intellon Corp1989ITLNAcquired by Qualcomm
Interactive Brokers Group1977IBKRActive
Internet Brands Inc1998INETActive
JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd2005JASOActive
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc2003JAZZActive
JMP Group Inc1999JMPActive
JOHN HANCOCK TAX ADV GLBL SH Y-99HTYActive
K12 Inc1999LRNActive
LDK Solar Co Ltd2005LDKBankrupt
Legacy Reserves LP2005LGCYBankrupt
Limco-Piedmont Inc1995LIMCActive
Limelight Networks Inc2001LLNWActive
Longtop Finl Tech Ltd1996LFTActive
Lululemon Athletica Inc1998LULUActive
Lumber Liquidators Inc1994LLActive
Main Street Capital Corp2002MAINActive
MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc2003MAPPAcquired by Allergan
Masimo Corp1989MASIActive
Maxcom Telecomunicaciones SA1996MXTActive
MedAssets Inc1999MDASAcquired by Vizient Inc.
Mellanox Technologies Ltd1999MLNXAcquired by Nvidia.
Memsic Inc1999MEMSActive
Mercadolibre Inc1999MELIActive
Meruelo Maddux Properties Inc1972MMPIActive
MetroPCS Communications Inc1994PCSAcquired by T-Mobile.
MF Global Ltd1783MFBankrupt
MLP & Strategic Equity-99MTPActive
Molecular Insight Pharm Inc1997MIPIActive
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc1986TYPEActive
Morgan Stanley Emerging-99EDDActive
MSCI Inc1969MXBActive
MV Oil Trust2006MVOActive
Nanosphere Inc1998NSPHAcquired by Luminex Corporation.
NASDAQ Premium Income & Growth-99QQQXActive
National CineMedia Inc1985NCMIActive
Navios Maritime Partners LP2007NMMActive
Netezza Corp2000NZAcquired by IBM.
NetSuite Inc1998NAcquired by Oracle.
Neurogesx Inc1998NGSXInactive
Neutral Tandem Inc2001TNDMAcquired
Nicholas-Applegate Eq & Cvt Fd-99NIEActive
Nicholas-Applegate Global Eq-99NGZActive
Noah Education Hldg Ltd1997NEDActive
Novabay Pharmaceuticals Inc2000NBYActive
Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund-99JCEActive
Nuveen Multi-Currency Short-99JGTActive
Nuveen Mun High Inc Opp Fd 2-99NMDActive
NUVEEN TAX ADVANTAGE DIV GRTH-99JTDActive
OceanFreight Inc2006OCNFActive
Och-Ziff Cap Mgmt Grp LLC1994OZMActive
Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc1999OCLSActive
OpNext Inc2000OPXTAcquired by II-VI Inc.
Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc1998OPTRAcquired by Merck.
Orbitz Worldwide Inc1999OWWAcquired by Expedia
Orexigen Therapeutics Inc2002OREXBankrupt
Orion Energy Systems Inc1996OESXActive
OSG America LP2007OSPActive
Paragon Shipping Inc2006PRGNInactive
Pennantpark Investment Corp-99PNNTActive
Perfect World Co Ltd2004PWRDActive
Pharmasset Inc1998VRUSAcquired by Gilead Sciences.
PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund-99PKOActive
Pinnacle Gas Resources Inc2003PINNInactive
Pioneer Diversified High-99HNWActive
Polypore International Inc1966PPOAcquired by Asahi Kasei.
Power Med Interventions Inc1999PMIIActive
Pros Holdings Inc1985PROActive
Pzena Investment Management1995PZNActive
Qiao Xing Mobile Commun2000QXMAcquired
Quadra Realty Trust Inc-99QRRActive
Quest Energy Partners LP-99QELPInactive
Quicksilver Gas Services LP2004KGSActive
Response Genetics Inc1999RGDXInactive
Rex Energy Corp1997REXXBankrupt
RMR Asia Real Estate Fund-99RAFActive
RMR Dividend Capture Fund-99RCRActive
Rosetta Genomics Ltd2000ROSGInactive
RSC Holdings Inc1984RRRAcquired by United Rentals Inc.
Rubicon Technology Inc2001RBCNActive
Salary.com Inc1999SLRYActive
SandRidge Energy Inc1984SDActive
Seligman LaSalle Int Real-99SLSActive
SemGroup Energy Partners LP2007SGLPActive
SenoRx Inc1998SENOAcquired by C. R. Bard Inc.
ShoreTel Inc1996SHORAcquired by Mitel
Simcere Pharmaceutical Group1995SCRActive
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Inc2004SIRTAcquired by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
Skilled Healthcare Group Inc1998SKHAcquired by Genesis Healthcare
Solera Holdings Inc1966SLHActive
SoundBite Communications Inc2000SDBTAcquired by Genesys.
Sourcefire Inc2001FIREAcquired by Cisco.
Spectra Energy Partners LP2006SEPAcquired
Spreadtrum Communications Inc2001SPRDAcquired by Tsinghua Unigroup
Starent Networks Corp2000STARAcquired by Cisco.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc1996SCMPAcquired by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
SuccessFactors Inc2001SFSFAcquired by SAP.
Super Micro Computer Inc1993SMCIActive
Superior Offshore Intl Inc1986DEEPInactive
Switch And Data Inc1998SDXCAcquired by Equinix.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp2001SNTAInactive
Targa Resources Partners LP2006NGLSActive
Targanta Therapeutics Corp1997TARGInactive
TechTarget Inc1999TTGTActive
Teekay Tankers Ltd2007TNKActive
Textainer Grp Hldg Ltd1979TGHActive
Titan Machinery Inc1980TITNActive
Tomotherapy Incorporated1997TTPYActive
Tongjitang Chinese Medicines1995TCMActive
Tortoise Capital Resources-99TTOActive
Trans1 Inc2000TSONInactive
Triangle Capital Corp-99TCAPAcquired
TriMas Corp1986TRSActive
Triple-S Management Corp1959GTSActive
Ulta Salon Cosmetic Fragrance1990ULTAActive
US Auto Parts Networks Inc1995PRTSActive
Validus Holdings Ltd2005VRAcquired by AIG
Van Kampen Dynamic Credit-99VTAActive
VanceInfo Technologies Inc1995VITAcquired by Apax Partners
Vanguard Natural Resources LLC1999VNRBankrupt
Vaughan Foods Inc1961FOODUActive
Veraz Networks Inc2001VRAZInactive
VeriChip Corp1980CHIPInactive
Virgin Mobile USA, Inc2002VMInactive.
Virtual Radiologic Corp2001VRADAcquired by Philips
Virtusa Corp1996VRTUActive
VisionChina Media Inc2006VISNActive
VMware Inc1998VMWActive
Voltaire Ltd1997VOLTActive
WSP Holdings Ltd1999WHActive
WuXi PharmaTech(Cayman)Inc2000WXActive
Xinhua Finance Media Ltd2005XFMLInactive
Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd1997XINActive
Xtent Inc2002XTNTInactive
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co2003YGEActive
Companies that went public in 2007 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many IPOs were there in 2007?

There were approximately 261 IPOs in 2007 according to Wikipedia data, Crunchbase, Yahoo Finance, Techcrunch, 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 figure.

Which company that had its IPO in 2007 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, Blackstone Inc. had a market capitalization of $110B. Of course, this is subject to change and you should check for the latest data. 

Which companies that had their IPO in 2007 are now defunct?

So far four companies have been classified as “defunct”, these are:
– China Sunergy
– Edgeio
– Rex Energy
– Zamano

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