IPO Insights November 2019

On 22 November, London Stock Exchange hosted its invitation-only IPO Forum for more than 100 CEOs and CFOs of private companies, where they were able to hear from institutional investors, professional advisers and companies that have been through the IPO process. This short report captures the key themes of the discussion, with important considerations for any company planning an IPO now or in the future.

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November 2019 IPO forum insights 
This report brings together insights of CEOs, CFOs, Investors, and advisers from the IPO Forum.

Why companies around the world are talking about London listings
Blog by Tom Attenborough, Head of International Business Development, Primary Markets.

Europe, Russia and the CSI blog
Blog by Ayuna Nechaeva, Head of Europe, Primary Markets

MEA region blog
Blog by Gokul Mani, Head of Africa, Middle East & India, Primary Markets

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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.

This new policy will allow Indian incorporated companies to list on select overseas stock exchanges by issuing their common equity shares to overs

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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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