IPO Insights May 2019

On 1 May, London Stock Exchange hosted its IPO Forum, bringing together CEOs and CFOs of listed and private companies, institutional investors and professional advisers, to discuss, network and learn about listing on a public market. At this invitation-only event, panellists addressed a wide range of issues. Insights from the Forum are included in the report.

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8 Key considerations for the IPO journey

The decision to list on a public market is a momentous one. The path to an IPO is challenging but with the right team of advisers it should not be daunting.

May 2019 IPO forum insights

This report brings together insights of CEOs, CFOs, Investors, and advisers from the IPO Forum.

IPOs: What do management teams want to know right now?

Charlie Walker, London Stock Exchange’s Head of Equity Primary Markets, talks with management teams across the world about IPOs. Find out what they are asking him about right now.

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London prepares for India’s highly anticipated Overseas Listing Policy

The landscape of IPO opportunities for ambitious, growth-hungry Indian companies is set to change dramatically once India’s forthcoming Direct Overseas Listing Policy is introduced.

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Going direct: a Wise decision

Not every listing on the public markets has the aim of raising fresh capital. For fast-growing international technology company Wise, its Direct Listing on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange provides a way to broaden its ownership while remaining focused on its mission. Co-founder and CEO Kristo Käärmann explains their novel thinking and approach.

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