An IPO pipeline that filled up in 2011 will continue into 2012, even if a rush materializes for the end of the year. Nonetheless, optimism will be in short supply, according to CNBC. Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Captial Assocation, says in the report: ‘The uncertainty in how the IPO market will perform next year is more pronounced today than it has been in years.’

Among the high-profile companies in the queue for next year are Yelp, Toys ‘R’ Us and Carlyle Group. Of course, Facebook is expected to file before April 2012 and hold its IPO next year, as well.

‘Global economic jitters’, CNBC says, and market volatility were problematic for the IPO market this year, and one can assume that they will be on the minds of the investing public in 2012. Heesen says he’s ‘hopeful that 2012 will be a good year for IPOs,’ but there’s a big difference between hope and optimism.

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Source: CNBC

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