The 80 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2009

80 companies that had their ipo in 2009

2009 was a year of rebuilding from the chaotic global financial crisis in 2008.

The repercussions were felt worldwide and intervention was necessary.

On top of this America saw the inauguration of President Barack Obama along with the deadly Swine Flu Pandemic. However, over 70 companies still went public this year despite the chaotic and uncertain financial markets.

Major world events that happened in 2009 that affected the stock markets

Barack Obama 2009
Barrack Obama's Inauguration in 2009

Global Financial Crisis: The repercussions of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis was still felt worldwide a year later. Governments and central banks took extreme measures to stabilize the economy and prevent further collapse. As expected, this had a significant impact on IPO activity and investor sentiment.

Barack Obama's Inauguration: On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. This was marked by efforts to revive the economy and implement various financial reforms.

Auto Industry Crisis: The global automotive industry faced severe challenges in 2009. General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy and received government assistance to avoid collapse. This crisis had a ripple effect on related industries and economies. Financial marketers were not in a good state this year.

Swine Flu Pandemic: In April 2009, the H1N1 influenza virus (Swine Flu), became a global health pandemic. It affected millions of people worldwide, leading to widespread health concerns and economic implications.

Four interesting companies that went public in 2009

1. Broadcom Inc

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • IPO Price: $15
  • IPO Date: August 6, 2009

broadcom homepage

Broadcom is a global tech leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. They design, develop, and supply semiconductors and infrastructure software solutions. This might not seem like a big deal, although Broadcom's products enable voice, video, data, and multimedia to be played throughout the home, the office, and mobile environments. You'll find their products and applications in data centers, home networking, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones, and base stations.

2. Hyatt

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Lodging
  • IPO Price: $25
  • IPO Date: November 10, 2009

Hyatt home

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company that manages, franchises, and owns a portfolio of hotels and resorts. They offer mostly luxury options and I can appreciate their design and luxurious essence. Hyatt operates more than 900 hotels and resorts in 65 countries. It also provides services such as dining, spa, and wellness, as well as meetings and events. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is committed to providing guests with exceptional experiences and creating meaningful connections with their customers.

3. OpenTable (Acquired by Priceline Inc.)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Table Reservation
  • IPO Price: $20
  • IPO Date: May 21, 2009

opentable homepage

OpenTable is an online restaurant reservation service that connects diners with restaurants. It allows users to book tables, view restaurant menus, and read reviews from other diners. I can confidently say I use OpenTable at least once a week to plan dinners and lunches. In 2014 Priceline Inc. acquired OpenTable for ~$2.6 billion.

4. The Vitamin Shoppe

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Interner Retail
  • IPO Price: $17
  • IPO Date: October 26, 2009

vitamin shoppe home page

The Vitamin Shoppe is a leading health and wellness retailer offering a selection of vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, and health and beauty products. You can access their products in-store or online via their eCommerce website.

The 80 companies that had their Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2009

Company NameYear FoundedTickerCompany Status
7 Days Group Holdings Ltd2004SVNAcquired by Carlyle Group
A123 Systems Inc2001AONEAcquired by Chinese Consortium
Addus Homecare Corp1979ADUSActive
AGA Medical Holdings Inc1995AGAMAcquired by Abbott Laboratories.
Apollo Coml RE Fin Inc2009ARIActive
Archipelago Learning2000ARCLAcquired by PLATO Learning
Artio Global Investors Inc1962ARTAcquired by Aberdeen Asset Management.
Avago Technologies Ltd1961AVGOActive
Banco Santander Brasil SA-99BSBRActive
Bridgepoint Education Inc1999BPIActive
CDC Software Corp2006CDCSInactive Ltd2007CYOUActive
ChemSpec International Ltd2006CPCActive
China Nuokang Bio-Pharmac1997NKBPActive
China Real Estate Information2002CRICActive
Cloud Peak Energy1993CLDBankrupt
Cobalt International Energy2005CIEBankrupt
Colony Financial Inc2009CLNYMerged
Concord Medical Services Ltd2007CCMActive
CreXus Investment Corp2008CXSAcquired by Annaly Capital Management.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc1999CPIXActive
Cypress Sharpridge Investments2006CYSActive
DigitalGlobe Inc1995DGIAcquired by Maxar Technologies
Dole Food Co Inc1851DOLEActive
Dollar General Corp1939DGActive
Duoyuan Global Water Inc1992DWGActive
Duoyuan Printing1994DYPInactive
Eaton Vance Natl Municipal Opp2009EOTActive
Echo Global Logistics Inc2005ECHOActive
Education Management Corp1962EDMCBankrupt
Emdeon Inc1984EMAcquired by Blackstone
Fortinet Inc2000FTNTActive
Global Defense Tech & Systems1969GTECAcquired by ST Engineering.
Government Properties Income2009GOVActive
Hibernia Homestead Bancorp Inc-99HIBEInactive
Hyatt Hotels Corp1957HActive
Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc-99IVRActive
Kar Auction Services1989KARActive
Kraton Performance Polymers1955KRAActive
Lihua International Inc2006LIWAInactive
LogMeIn Inc2003LOGMAcquired by Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co1905MJNAcquired by Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
Medidata Solutions Inc2000MDSOAcquired by Dassault Systèmes
Mistras Group Inc1968MGActive
NIVS IntelliMedia Tech Gp Inc1998NIVInactive
Nuveen Calif Muni Value Fd2-99NCBActive
Nuveen Enhanced Municipal2009NEVActive
Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity-99JLSActive
Nuveen Municipal Value Fund 2-99NUWActive
Nuveen New Jersey Muni Value-99NJVActive
Nuveen New York Muni Value 2-99NYVActive
Nuveen Pennsyl Muni Value-99NPNActive
Omeros Corp1994OMERActive
OpenTable Inc1999OPENActive
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust2009PEBActive
Penn Millers Holding Corp1887PMICAcquired by ACE Group (now Chubb Limited)
Pennymac Mtg Invest Tr-99PMTActive
RailAmerica Inc1992RAAcquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Recon Technology Ltd2007RCONActive
Rosetta Stone Inc2003RSTActive
Select Medical Holdings Corp1997SEMActive
Seligman Premium Technology-99STKUnknown
Shanda Games Ltd2003GAMEActive
SolarWinds Inc1998SWIActive
Starwood Property Trust Inc-99STWDActive
STR Holdings Inc1973STRIAcquired by SK Materials
Talecris Biotherapeutics Hldg1995TLCRAcquired by Grifols
Team Health Holdings1979TMHActive
Territorial Bancorp Inc-99TBNKActive
Tortoise Power & Energy-99TPZActive
Tri-Tech Holding Inc2002TRITActive
Verisk Analytics Inc1971VRSKActive Inc1994VITCAcquired by Kroger.
Vitamin Shoppe Inc1977VSIActive
Western Asset Global Corporate2009GDOActive
Western Asset Mun Defined Opp2009MTTActive
Wstn Asset Invest Grade Define2009IGIUnknown
ZST Digital Networks Inc1996ZSTNInactive
Companies that had their IPO in 2009 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many IPOs were there in 2009? 

There were approximately 80 IPOs in 2009 according to Wikipedia, 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 2009 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, Broadcom Inc. has a market capitalization of $330B followed by Fortinet with a market capitalization of $52B. Of course, this is subject to change and you should check for the latest data.

Which companies that had their IPO in 2009 are now inactive?

There are approximately 9 companies that have been classified as either Inactive or Bankrupt. They include companies such as CDC Software Cord, Cloud Peak Energy, and ZST Digital Networks Inc.

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