2014 has been the busiest year for London IPOs since 2007, with 93 listings, excluding investment vehicles, raising cumulative funds of £13bn.
When the IPO window of opportunity opens, winning companies are ready. While not all businesses are suited to life in the public eye, for many fast-growing private companies, an IPO can raise the capital needed to accelerate growth and achieve market leadership.
An IPO is the beginning of a new and dynamic journey for your company; it is also a long and complex process involving a multitude of advisors, and the time commitment required from senior management cannot be underestimated.
At EY, we understand these pressures. We also know what a successful IPO looks like. Our research has confirmed that the most successful IPOs, with a smooth transaction and thriving aftermarket, are the best prepared.
Financial sponsor-backed IPOs close to 2010 levels
Our Q3 Global IPO Trends report shows a 49% increase in volume and 94% increase in proceeds compared to the same period in 2013.