The 163 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2015

companies that had their ipo in 2015

As we take a look at 2015, it's hard to ignore the significant influence of global events on the year's IPOs.

2015 was full of landmark events that rippled through financial markets. Everything from the Greek Debt Crisis to the Volkswagen Emission Scandal. The stock markets were volatile.

However, over 160 companies, including a domain register, a luxury car brand, an e-commerce platform, and a wearable fitness technology company, still managed to public.

So keep reading to discover which companies had and how they perform today.

Major world events that happened in 2015 that affected the stock market

Greece Debt Crisis via ED Times
Greece Debt Crisis via ED Times

Greek Debt Crisis: The ripple effect of the European Debt Crisis hit Greece harder than most European countries. On July 20, the country reached a bailout agreement with its creditors, averting a potential exit from the Eurozone. As you can imagine, this was bad for financial markets and caused widespread volatility in the stock market.

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: In September, an investigation revealed that Volkswagen had installed software in its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The scandal resulted in recalls of up to 36,000 cars, lawsuits, and significant damage to Volkswagen's reputation.

Paris Climate Agreement: On December 12, world leaders reached an agreement at the Paris United Nations Climate Change Conference. The agreement resulted in commitments from 193 parties to reduce their emissions to offset the impacts of climate change.

Eight most notable companies that went public in 2015


  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Software—Application
  • IPO Price: $14 per share
  • IPO Date: June 26, 2015

alarm com homepage provides smart home security and automation solutions for homes, small businesses, and large organizations. They offer a suite of products that allow their customers to monitor, control, and secure their premises. Most of this is done remotely through security systems, video surveillance, energy management, smart locks, and more. even provides professional installation services and 24/7 customer support.

2. Atlassian

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Software—Application
  • IPO Price: $21 per share
  • IPO Date: December 10, 2015

As an Aussie and Atlassian power user, this is an IPO I was genuinely excited about. They're a highly regarded software company with collaboration tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello. Their tools help teams plan, track, and release projects, share and collaborate on documents, and manage code repositories. Atlassian is the tool of choice for most software companies, so it's no surprise the share price has steadily increased since the public offering.

3. Etsy

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Internet Retail
  • IPO Price: $16 per share
  • IPO Date: April 16, 2015

etsy homepage

Etsy is an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of handmade, vintage, and unique goods. It provides a platform for artists and entrepreneurs to showcase their products to a global audience. Etsy has become popular since its products are customizable, unique, and hard to find elsewhere. They also offer tools that help sellers manage their businesses, including payment processing, shipping, and customer support. In 2021, Etsy acquired a smaller competitor, Depop, for $1.65 billion, making Etsy stock even more valuable to retail investors.

4. Ferrari

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Auto Manufacturers
  • IPO Price: $52 per share
  • IPO Date: October 21, 2015

ferrari homepage

Ferrari is one of my favorite performance car brands; it's also one of the few businesses most people are familiar with. But for the uninitiated, Ferrari is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, the company produces some of the world's most iconic vehicles. Ferrari is renowned for its high-performance engines, distinct red color, sleek designs, and racing heritage. When you take a closer look at the business, you'll notice they also produce other luxury products, including apparel, accessories, and fragrances. In September 2023, there's set to be a film released about the story of Enzo Ferrari and the growth of the company.

5. Planet Fitness

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Leisure
  • IPO Price: $16 per share
  • IPO Date: August 6, 2015

planet fitness homepage

Planet Fitness is one of the largest global fitness franchises in the world. They provide affordable and convenient access to their fitness facilities, including access to classes like yoga and Zumba. One of the reasons the chain is so popular is its no-frills approach and “judgment-free zone” which encourages people from all walks of life to join the gym.

6. Shopify

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Software—Application
  • IPO Price: $17 per share
  • IPO Date: May 20, 2015

shopify homepage

Shopify is my favorite e-commerce platform since it's easy to set up, use, and scale. They enable businesses to create and manage online stores without coding experience. Shopify has removed the entry barrier when it comes to creating an e-commerce business; anyone can take their idea online in a matter of minutes. According to Tracxn, Shopify has made 13 acquisitions and 15 investments, costing over $2 billion. Their stock price has been trending down since late 2021 but seems to be slowly recovering.

7. Square

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Software—Application
  • IPO Price: $9 per share
  • IPO Date: November 19, 2015

square homepage

Square is a FinTech company that provides small businesses with hardware and software to accept and process payments. Their product suite includes Point of Sale (POS) hardware and software, payment processing services (similar to Stripe), and eCommerce applications. If you've ever paid for something by tapping your card or phone on a small nifty device, the chances are it was a Square device. In 2021, Square acquired Afterpay for $29 billion in an all-stock transaction.

8. Columbian Pipeline Partners (Acquired by TransCanada)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Natural Energy
  • IPO Price: $23 per share
  • IPO Date: February 6, 2015

Columbian Pipeline Partners via Houston Business Journal
Columbian Pipeline Partners via Houston Business Journal

Columbian Pipeline Partners was a company that owned and operated more than 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines (interstate pipelines). The company also held 300 billion cubic feet of underground natural gas storage and a growing portfolio of midstream and related facilities. The 2015 IPO made sense, given the drop in oil and gas prices. However, in 2016 TransCanada acquired them for $13 billion dollars in an all-cash deal.

The 163 companies that had their IPO in 2015

Company NameYear FoundedTickerCurrent Status
8point3 Energy Partners LP2015CAFDAcquired by Brookfield Renewable Partners.
Aclaris Therapeutics Inc2012ACRSActive
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc2008ADAPActive
Adesto Technologies Corp2006IOTSAcquired by Dialog Semiconductor
Aduro BioTech Inc2000ADROActive
Advanced Accelerator2002AAAPActive
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc2011AIMTAcquired by Nestle. Holdings Inc2000ALRMActive
Allegiance Bancshares Inc2007ABTXActive
AllianzGI Diversified Income2015ACVActive
American Farmland Co2009AFCOActive
Amplify Snack Brands Inc2010BETRAcquired by Hershey's.
Apigee Corp2004APICAcquired by Google
AppFolio Inc2006APPFActive
Aqua Metals Inc2014AQMSActive
Arcadia Biosciences Inc2002RKDAActive
Ascendis Pharma A/S2006ASNDActive
Atlassian Corp PLC2002TEAMActive
aTyr Pharma Inc2005LIFEActive
Avenue Financial Holdings Inc2006AVNUAcquired by PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Avinger Inc2007AVGRActive
Axovant Sciences Ltd2014AXONActive
Axsome Therapeutics Inc2012AXSMActive
Baozun Inc2007BZUNActive
Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC2013BLPHActive
Black Knight Financial Svcs2007BKFSAcquired by Fidelity National Financial
Black Stone Minerals LP2014BSMActive
Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc2002BUFFAcquired by General Mills
Blueprint Medicines Corp2008BPMCActive
Bojangles' Inc1977BOJAActive
Box Inc2005BOXActive
Calamos Dynamic Convertible2014CCDActive
Carbylan Therapeutics Inc2004CBYLInactive
Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc2008CATBActive
Cerecor Inc2011CERCActive
Check-Cap Ltd2009CHEKUActive
Chiasma Inc2001CHMAActive
Cidara Therapeutics Inc2012CDTXActive
CNX Coal Resources LP2015CNXCActive
Code Rebel Corp2007CDRBInactive
Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc2002COLLActive
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Inc2005CLCDAcquired by Eli Lilly.
Columbia Pipeline Partners LP2007CPPLAcquired
Community Healthcare Trust Inc2014CHCTActive
ConforMIS Inc2004CFMSActive
Conifer Holdings Inc2009CNFRActive
County Bancorp Inc1996ICBKActive
CPI Card Group Inc1982PMTSActive
CytomX Therapeutics Inc2008CTMXActive
DAVIDsTea Inc2008DTEABankrupt.
Dimension Therapeutics Inc2013DMTXAcquired by Ultragenyx.
Duluth Holdings Inc1986DLTHActive
Eagle Growth & Income Opport1986EGIFActive
Easterly Government Properties2014DEAActive
Edge Therapeutics Inc2009EDGEAcquired by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.
EndoChoice Holdings Inc2007GIAcquired by Boston Scientific.
Entellus Medical Inc2006ENTLAcquired by Stryker
Enviva Partners LP2013EVAActive
EQT GP Holdings LP2015EQGPActive
Equity Bancshares Inc2003EQBKActive
Etsy Inc2005ETSYActive
Evolent Health Inc2011EVHActive
Fenix Parts Inc1980FENXAcquired by Stellex Capital Management
Ferrari NV1939RACEActive
First Data Corp1989FDCAcquired by Fiserv
First Tr Dynamic Europe Eq2015FDEUActive
Fitbit Inc2007FITAcquired by Google.
Flex Pharma Inc2014FLKSAcquired by Salarius Pharmaceuticals LLC.
Fogo De Chao Inc1979FOGOActive
Fortress Transp & Infra Inv2013FTAIActive
Fuling Global Inc1995FORKActive
Gener8 Maritime Inc1997GNRTAcquired.
Glaukos Corp1998GKOSActive
Global Blood Therapeutics Inc2011GBTActive
GoDaddy Inc1997GDDYActive
Goldman Sachs BDC Inc2012GSBDActive
Great Ajax Corp2014AJXActive
Green Plains Partners LP-99GPPActive
Houlihan Lokey Inc1972HLIActive
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc1997HTGMActive
InfraREIT Inc2001HIFRAcquired by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp1996ITEKAcquired by Bausch Health Companies Inc.
Inovalon Holdings Inc1998INOVActive
Instructure Inc2008INSTAcquired by Thoma Bravo
Invitae Corp2010NVTAActive
Invuity Inc2004IVTYAcquired by Stryker
Jaguar Animal Health Inc2013JAGXActive
Jernigan Capital Inc2014JCAPActive
Jupai Holdings Ltd2012JPActive
KemPharm Inc2006KMPHActive
Kornit Digital Ltd2002KRNTActive
Lantheus Holdings Inc1956LNTHActive
Live Oak Bancshares Inc2008LOBActive
Match Group Inc2010MTCHActive
MaxPoint Interactive Inc2006MXPTAcquired by Valassis Communications Inc.
MCBC Holdings Inc1968MCFTActive
Milacron Holdings Corp1970MCRNActive
Mimecast Ltd2003MIMEActive
MINDBODY Inc1998MBAcquired by Vista Equity Partners
Mirna Therapeutics Inc2007MIRNAcquired by Vir Biotechnology.
Multi Packaging Solutions2005MPSXAcquired by WestRock.
MyoKardia Inc2012MYOKAcquired by Bristol Myers Squibb.
Nabriva Therapeutics2005NBRVActive
NantKwest Inc2002NKActive
Natera Inc2003NTRAActive
National Commerce Corp2006NCOMActive
National Storage Affiliates Tr2013NSAActive
Neos Therapeutics Inc1994NEOSActive
Nexvet Biopharma plc2010NVETAcquired by Zoetis
Nivalis Therapeutics Inc2007NVLSInactive
Novocure Ltd2000NVCRActive
Nuveen High Income 20202015JHYActive
Nuveen High Income Dec 20182015JHAActive
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Hldg1982OLLIActive
Ooma Inc2003OOMAActive
OpGen Inc2001OPGNActive
Party City Holdco Inc1947PRTYActive
Patriot National Inc2013PNActive
PennTex Midstream Partners LP-99PTXPAcquired
Penumbra Inc2004PENActive
People's Utah Bancorp1998PUBActive
Performance Food Group Co1885PFGCActive
Planet Fitness Inc1992PLNTActive
Presbia PLC2014LENSActive
Press Ganey Holdings Inc1985PGNDAcquired by EQT
ProNAi Therapeutics Inc2003DNAIInactive (Bankrupt)
Pure Storage Inc2009PSTGActive
Rapid7 Inc2000RPDActive
Regenxbio Inc2008RGNXActive
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc2004RTTRInactive
Seres Therapeutics Inc2010MCRBActive
Shake Shack Inc2004SHAKActive
Shopify Inc2004SHOPActive
SolarEdge Technologies Inc2006SEDGActive
Spark Therapeutics Inc2013ONCEAcquired by Roche.
Square Inc2009SQActive
SteadyMed Ltd2005STDYAcquired by United Therapeutics
Summit Materials Inc2008SUMActive
Sunrun Inc2007RUNActive
Surgery Partners Inc2004SGRYActive
Tallgrass Energy GP LP2015TEGPActive
Tantech Holdings Ltd2002TANHActive
Tekla World Healthcare Fund-99THWActive
Teladoc Inc2002TDOCActive
TerraForm Global Inc2014GLBLAcquired by Brookfield Renewable Partners.
TRACON Pharmaceuticals Inc2004TCONActive
Unique Fabricating1975UFABActive
Univar Inc1924UNVRActive
Viking Therapeutics Inc2012VKTXActive
Virtu Financial Inc2008VIRTActive
Voyager Therapeutics Inc2013VYGRActive
vTv Therapeutics Inc1998VTVTActive
WaVe Life Sciences Ltd2012WVEActive
Wingstop Inc1994WINGActive
Wowo Ltd2011WOWOActive
Xactly Corp2005XTLYAcquired by Vista Equity Partners
XBiotech Inc2005XBITActive
Xtera Communications Inc1998XCOMInactive
Yirendai Ltd2012YRDActive
Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd2011YECOActive
Zosano Pharma Corp2012ZSANActive
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc2007ZYNEActive
Companies that had their IPO in 2015 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many IPOs were there in 2015? 

There were approximately 163 IPOs in 2015, according to Wikipedia, CrunchbaseYahoo FinanceTechcrunch, 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 2015 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, Shopify has a market capitalization of $82B, followed by Ferrari, with a market capitalization of $53B. Of course, this is subject to change, and you should check for the latest data. 

Which companies that had their IPO in 2015 are now bankrupt?

Approximately seven companies have been classified as either inactive or bankrupt. This includes but is not limited to Code Revel Corp, Carbylan Therapeutics, Davids Tea, Nivalis Therapeutics, and Ritter Pharmaceuticals.

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