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Smooth sailing for Norwegian Cruise Lines IPO

January 18, 2013: 11:04 AM ET

What's ahead for IPOs?

FORTUNE -- This morning I appeared on CNBC to discuss the 2013 IPO market, including today's successful listing for Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH).

Worth noting that NCL sold around a 50% stake in its business back in 2008 to Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital at a valuation of around $2 billion, with today's IPO valuing the company at around $3.8 billion. And given that the stock had popped nearly 25% as of the time of this writing, the return multiple now stands at nearly 2.5x.

Below is the video, which also includes my thoughts on Twitter IPO timing:

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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