Breadcrumb Home September 30, 2013 01:00 AM Going public Recent high-profile IPO announcements have spurred optimism among investors seeking to tap public markets and realize investment gains. Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share The number of private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs fell in 2012 after steady post-crisis increases. However, they're up nearly 50% year to date compared to all of 2012. Toggle Fullscreen Share Last year's Facebook IPO was, by a wide margin, the largest PE/VC-backed deal in the last 10 years. At $1.25 billion, Blackstone's pending Hilton IPO would be just outside the top 10. Toggle Fullscreen Share Among recent PE/VC-backed IPOs that are currently trading, Under Armour leads the pack with a 1,131% cumulative return. Tesla's surge over the past few months has made it the second-best performer. Toggle Fullscreen Share The health care sector had the lowest median return, while technology had the highest.