June became the strongest month YTD in terms of deal count, pricing 30 IPOs on $8.6B in total proceeds, handily outpacing May’s 20 IPOs and the year-ago period’s 18. June’s deal count was also the highest since 31 IPOs debuted in October 2013 for $12.6B. The largest deal of the period came from U.K. financial information service company, Markit, which raised $1.5B in its debut. Meanwhile, the US-Based 25 Index widely outperformed broader markets in June, skyrocketing 37.7%, compared to the S&P’s 1.9% crawl. The recent surge in new issuance activity following a relatively quiet May gave investors a slew of enticing debuts to choose from, including GoPro, which is up 101.0% from offer price, after an already impressive opening day gain (+30.6%).