Seven companies test IPO market as French, Dutch elections cast shadows

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By Aidan Gregory
09 Mar 2017

Four new IPOs were announced in Europe this week, as the market enters a crucial window in the run-up to Easter. Bankers are confident there is strong demand from equity investors for new issues, but there are also considerable risks on the horizon, including the French and Dutch elections, writes Aidan Gregory.

The last week has brought the first substantial wave of IPOs to be launched in 2017, now that the bulk of companies' full year results are out of the way and the year is entering the critical window for issuance before the Easter holiday begins on April 14.

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