Pandemic has forced European IPOs to become more efficient

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By Aidan Gregory
02 Jun 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is causing many unintended consequences for working practices in the capital markets. One welcome development could be a shake-up in the way European IPOs are run and managed, which is long overdue.

For years, veterans of the region’s equity capital markets have complained about how difficult and time consuming it is to take a European company public.

The entire execution process typically takes around four weeks in most countries, from the moment a company publishes an intention to float document ...

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