The Wall Street Journal's Deal Journal blog has been on fire this week, enough so that I am perilously close to breaking our loosely enforced "One link per source per day" rule.
Here's an example:
Deal Journal is digging deeper into the biggest U.S.-listed offerings from the IPO class of 2011, to give you an annotated guide to the high-profile stock debuts.
Here are the five-biggest IPOs listed in the U.S. this year, ranked by the amount of money raised in the first batch of stock sales.
2) Kinder Morgan, February/$3.29 Billion
3) Nielsen, Jan./$1.9 Billion
The three biggest IPOs of the year were buyout-boom babies during the 2005 to 2007 bubble for private-equity takeovers. The 2006 takeover of HCA was the third-biggest buyout deal of alltime at $21 billion, and then it became the biggest-ever IPO of a company owned by PE firms....MORE