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Tech players emerge as public vs private boils over into 2016

December 17, 2015

After a hit-or-miss year of initial public offerings in the technology sector, the most likely candidates to go public in 2016 probably aren’t who you’d think, according to a new report.

The not-so-sexy fields of analytics, data centers, security and application integration top a list of 531 companies most likely to enter the public markets next year, according to a new report by data and predictive analytics company CB Insights. Still, the report does highlight some well-known unicorns that could go public.

Topping the list of public market contenders are copy data virtualization company Actifio, integration platform MuleSoft, enterprise virtualization and storage company Nutanix, secure cloud company Okta, and subscription billing company Zuora. But household names like Buzzfeed, Airbnb, Uber and Snapchat also made the cut.

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