Initial public offerings are occurring at rate that hasn’t been seen since the robust days of 1999 and 2000, according to BusinessWeek Online.

Through April 17th of this year, there were 55 IPOs on U.S. exchanges, an 8% increase from the year-earlier period, according to Renaissance Capital. This year alone, 78 IPOs have been filed with regulators, a 13% rise over last year.

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