IPO in Europe: Trends and forecasts

In the second quarter of 2017, a total of 103 IPOs were conducted in the countries of the European Union. Compared with the same period last year, growth of 8% was demonstrated. A total of 15.6 billion e were raised through the placement of shares, which is 43% more than in the second quarter of 2016.

The experts of Five Winds Asset Management fund closely monitor the situation on the market and prepared an analysis of the main trends and indicators.

Thus, Nasdaq Nordic became the most active European stock exchange, and the Irish Stock Exchange beat out in terms of investment in the leaders. The five largest IPOs included Allied Irish Banks (2,986 million Euro), Galenica Santa AG (1,544 million Euro), ALD SA (1156 million Euro), Delivery Hero Holding GmbH (866 million Euro), Gestamp Autumocion SA (870 million Euro).

The most actively financed sectors in the second quarter of 2017 were the financial sector, industry and the consumer sector. So, the financial companies managed to collect more than 5 billion euros, that is one third of all investments.

A common European trend remains the low volatility of markets. This, on the one hand, increases the confidence of investors, but on the other hand it limits the opportunities for obtaining high profits. According to the experts of the Five Winds Asset Management fund, this trend will remain at least until the beginning of next year, if by this time there will be no force majeure events.

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