IPO outlook 2018: Filings set to rise

12 February 2018

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The US IPO market rebounded in 2017 as 133 domestic companies went public raising US$30.4bn, 33 more IPOs and 79% greater value than the previous year. As 2018 sets into gear, the market continues to evolve, with more companies considering a listing in one of the thriving economies of Asia, and some filers using innovative methods of joining a public exchange.

In order to understand the driving forces, opportunities, and challenges in the US IPO market in 2018, Toppan Vintage commissioned Mergermarket to interview leading experts in the field.

Points of discussion include:

  • Are there particular types of companies or situations in which an IPO still makes more sense than selling in an M&A deal?
  • What is driving demand for public offerings in Asia?
  • What are the implications of high-profile companies doing direct filings? Could this lead to more public companies but fewer IPOs?