Initial public offering (IPO)

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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.


IPOs are often announced a few days before you can apply but you may sometime hear there is an intention to float on the financial section of a newspapers or specialist publications like 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.


  • No stamp duty payable.
  • We do not charge admin, monthly or inactivity fees.
  • Get access to IPOs exclusive to us.
  • Manage your investment online and on the go.


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 to the sector the company operates in.


Complete the form below to sign up to our IPO email announcement alert. When we participate in an IPO you will be the first to hear about it and we will keep you informed with the latest documents and timetables.

Risk Warning: All investments carry risks. The price of shares, CFDs and other investments, and the income derived from them, may fall as well as rise and the amount realised may be less than the original capital invested. Investors should be aware that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Please ensure you understand the risks before investing.

Important Notice: Expressing an interest or placing an order in an IPO does not necessarily mean your order will be executed or that you will receive all the shares you have applied for. Oversubscribed IPOs may mean that none or only part of your order will be successful. SVS will endeavour to inform you if you have been allocated sufficient shares in the relevant IPO to fill all or part of your order as soon as possible. SVS undertakes to ensure that any shares allocated through SVS will be allocated fairly to all its clients.

If you have failed to be allocated any shares in an IPO, any monies deposited with SVS will be credited back to your account upon your request.