The second quarter reports for venture backed liquidity is one of the worst since 2003. According to Dow Jones, there was only $2.8 billion in exits for the quarter. This included mergers and acquisitions as well as IPOs. This is 57% less then last year’s numbers.

Dow Jones also reported that in the second quarter there was $2.57 billion in mergers and acquisitions of 67 companies. This is down from $6.4 billion and 89 transactions in the second quarter of 2008.

According to the report, the three venture-backed IPOs on the market raised $232 million.

According to a VentureSource report, the median amount paid for a venture-backed company in the second quarter was $22 million. This is down from $41 million in the second quarter of 2008.


Written by Shosh Pincus

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