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20 companies that could go public in 2019

Stacker Logo By Andrew Lisa of Stacker | Slide 1 of 21: According to CNBC, 2019 could witness a "$200 billion IPO shakeup" thanks to the emergence of several major players that appear prepared to go public all around the same time. With flashbacks to the late 1990s, many of the companies likely to hit the stock market this year are startups driven by technology. Many of them are so-called unicorn companies—the rare and mythical startups that reach $1 billion in valuation while still functioning as privately owned businesses.

The booming stock market has boosted corporate valuations, making successful initial public offerings (IPOs) more attractive than ever to investors large and small. From familiar rideshare services and software companies to biotech startups and corporate security firms, these companies are poised to go public in 2019, offer an IPO, and issue stock on the open market, which would make owning a piece of those companies a possibility for the masses for the first time ever.

Read on to find out the 20 companies that could go public in 2019.

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A possible '$200 billion IPO shakeup' is on the horizon

According to CNBC, 2019 could witness a "$200 billion IPO shakeup" thanks to the emergence of several major players that appear prepared to go public all around the same time. With flashbacks to the late 1990s, many of the companies likely to hit the stock market this year are startups driven by technology. Many of them are so-called unicorn companies — the rare and mythical startups that reach $1 billion in valuation while still functioning as privately owned businesses.

The booming stock market has boosted corporate valuations, making successful initial public offerings (IPOs) more attractive than ever to investors large and small. From familiar rideshare services and software companies to biotech startups and corporate security firms, these companies are poised to go public in 2019, offer an IPO, and issue stock on the open market, which would make owning a piece of those companies a possibility for the masses for the first time ever.

Click ahead to find out the 20 companies that could go public in 2019.

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