Business expectations are improving for large well established firms. A glance at the I.P.O. market trends confirms this sentiment. For example, in 2007, 272 companies went public. In 2008, 43 companies entered the IPO market and up until mid-September in 2009, only 22 companies had entered the market. But a report on the New York Times Dealbook blog notes that up to 8 companies are expected to go public in the next week or two with close to 80 more firms hoping to enter the capital markets in the next few months.