IPO destination services


When it comes to an initial public offering (IPO), the question of ‘where’ can be as important as ‘when.’ We can help you choose the best place to list — be it your home market, nearby or overseas.

What EY can do for you

We help you evaluate your options for an IPO or secondary listing. We then help you analyze and select the right listing location and stock exchange.

If you have decided to go public, you can choose from more than 100 stock exchanges and listing options worldwide. The right destination is not necessarily in the country where your company is incorporated. It may be where investors best understand your sector or where you are investing to make your brand better known.

The benefit of our large global network is that we usually have an experienced professional working in the relevant geographic market. These practical connections in different markets are invaluable. Meet our team.

Our experience tells us that there are four main factors that need to be considered:

  • Your strategic goals and motivations for going public

  • Factors relevant to your company’s valuation

  • Shareholder preferences

  • Initial and ongoing costs
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The regulatory context is also important. Our tools help you compare the rules for listing and ongoing requirements of different exchanges.

We evaluate your company’s legal and tax structures, plus management structure, accounting policies and your approach to investor relations. We help you take the right actions to comply with relevant rules.

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