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What is an IPO?

An IPO stands for initial public offering, it’s the first time a private company sells shares of its stock to the public. The process is often referred to as ‘going public’.

For companies, listing their shares on a stock exchange gives them the chance to raise capital for growth initiatives and to raise their profile. For traders and investors, an IPO is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of growing companies or take a position on volatility.

Learn more about what an IPO is and how the process works.

Recently, companies have been choosing to go public via a SPAC – or special purpose acquisition company. By merging with another company, private firms can ‘go public’ without the need for a traditional IPO.

SPACs have become increasingly popular as they’re quicker and less regulated, meaning companies that wouldn’t be accepted in the normal IPO process can still find a route to financial markets.

Find out more about SPACs.

How to trade IPOs

Take a position on popular IPOs as soon as the shares list in four simple steps:

  1. Open an account, or log in if you’re already a customer
  2. Search for the company you want to trade
  3. Choose your position and size, and your stop and limit levels
  4. Place the trade and monitor the market

Upcoming IPOs

There are so many upcoming IPOs and SPACs, with new listings happening every single day. Here are a few of the most anticipated listings that we’ve been keeping an eye on.

The highly anticipated IPO of craft beer company BrewDog is expected in 2021. Find out more about the company and its £2 billion valuation.
EG Group’s IPO is predicted to be one of the largest listings in the UK – with valuations of over £10 billion. Learn more about EG Group.
GenZ video platform TikTok is expected to list in the US in the next year. Find out everything we know about the $50 billion company.
Grab is set to go public in the US through the biggest-ever SPAC deal on record. Learn about Grab and its listing ahead of its debut.
Popular news and quiz site BuzzFeed is preparing for a $1.5 billion SPAC deal. Find out everything you need to know about the listing.
Vodafone’s spin-off of its rapidly growing subsidiary Vantage Towers could raise up to €2.3 billion. Learn more about the Vantage Towers IPO..
Online social trading firm eToro announced its intention to go public in Q3 2021 via a SPAC. Discover everything you should know about eToro before it goes public.
WeWork IPO
WeWork the office space business had a failed IPO in 2019. Now smaller and leaner, it seeks to go public again via a proposed SPAC. Find out more.

Past IPOs

This year has been one of the biggest years for IPOs and SPACs. The US market alone has raised more than $229 billion in listings with just 90 companies’ IPOs. Take a look at some previous IPOs and start speculating on the shares.

The electric automaker is set to scale production following its hotly-anticipated listing – but will the stock turbo charge or short circuit from here? Prepare to trade the post-listing volatility with City Index.
Robinhood shares listed at $38 in its July IPO. Discover everything you should know about Robinhood before you take a position.
Wise listed on July 7 2021, pricing shares at £8 each, valuing the company at £8 billion. Find out more about the company and how to start trading its shares.
The Bumble IPO was priced at $43 a share, starting life as a public company with a valuation of around $8.2 billion. Learn more about the company and what its outlook is.
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Latest IPO news

  • Reddit IPO: Everything you need to know about Reddit

    Popular – but controversial – online discussion forum Reddit has filed to go public. Find out everything we know about the Reddit IPO and company’s potential $15 billion valuation.

  • IPO market outlook: upcoming IPOs 2022 and 2021 in review

    The 2021 IPO market saw a record-breaking number of listings and amount of capital raised. Will 2022 follow the trend or has volatility dampened investors’ spirits? See our expectations for the 2022 IPO market, the biggest upcoming listings and a look back at the latest IPOs.

  • Nubank IPO: Everything you need to know about Nubank

    Can Nubank eclipse rivals Revolut, Chime and N26 following its highly-anticipated market debut? Here’s the lowdown on the neobank’s history, strategy and valuation journey in advance of the imminent Nubank IPO.

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