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Sprouts pulls off the most successful IPO in two years

On July 31, after the bankers and lawyers and consultants had finished their diligence on the offering, Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM) came to market at $18 per share. By close of trading, the company had more than doubled, reaching $39.86 per share for a one-day gain of 121%. Sprouts raised $344 million through the process—though it left just as much on the table by underpricing the offer—and landed on Wall Street with a valuation in excess of $5 billio

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