In 2017, almost 1,700 companies went public, which is 44% more than the previous year and is a record high since 2007, according to Dealogic.
The amount of raised funds also increased by 44% - to $196 billion, the top amount since 2014, when the Chinese Alibaba raised $25 billion through initial public offerings.
A record number of listings since the financial crisis was achieved through the restoration of activity in the U.S. and a significant number of deals in China.
The U.S.-based companies raised $49 billion through IPO, which is twice the figure of 2016 ($24 billion), which was the worst year in more than a decade. Approximately the same volumes were recorded in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.