What is an Initial
Public Offering (IPO)?
An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first offering of a company's ordinary shares to investors. There are many reasons why a company may wish to offer their shares to the public market but they are usually to raise capital, expand their business, pay down debt or finance other corporate activities.
When do IPOs
IPOs are often announced a few days before you can apply, but you may sometimes hear there is an intention to float in the financial section of newspaper or specialist publication such as the Financial Times. When we participate in an IPO we will contact our clients and provide them with the IPO details and keep them informed right until the IPO closes. You can sign up to IPO alerts below.
Why Invest in IPOs
- No stamp duty payable.
- We do not charge admin, monthly or inactivity fees.
There are always risks in any kind of investment and this is no different with IPOs. We strongly recommend that you do your research and a good starting point is the company’s prospectus. This is a document produced by the company that contains valuable information to help the investor make a fully informed decision. Investors should also do their own research and familiarise themselves with the sector the company operates in.
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