European IPOs fizzing, despite political risk

Despite the rise of the far right in the Austrian election, political turmoil in Catalonia and sputtering Brexit negotiations, there is further evidence this week that the IPO market is in great health.

  • By Aidan Gregory
  • 18 Oct 2017


Varta, the German micro-batteries company, is due to close the books later today on its €203m IPO, four days early and price it at the top of the range. Less than a year ago, Varta's first attempt at a Frankfurt flotation ended in failure, due to a ...

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