Growth IPOs boost 2019 returns but political risks persist

By Sam Kerr
04 Jul 2019

The EMEA IPO market has performed solidly in the first half of 2019, with high growth propositions in particular outperforming. Nevertheless, with disparate year-to-date returns between offerings and geopolitical tensions likely to surface in the autumn, sellers will act with heightened caution when the market reopens in September, writes Sam Kerr.

If the European IPO market were an index in its own right it would have yielded year-to-date returns of roughly 11.2%, according to GlobalCapital calculations using data from Dealogic and weighting each deal appropriately for size.

Year-to-date, the IPO market as a whole has underperformed the Eurostoxx 600, ...

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