Initial public offerings are not expected to grow much this year, according to a new study by BDO USA.

Only about half of the capital markets executives at leading investment banks are predicting an increase in IPOs on U.S. exchanges in 2013, and only 8 percent describe the increase as substantial. Thirty-one percent of the capital markets executives predict that IPO activity will be flat this year, while 18 percent anticipate a decrease in offerings on domestic exchanges. 

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