IPOs bounce back as exit routes open back up


Q4 2013 capped off the London IPO market’s most active year since the start of the global financial crisis, with 30 floats raising a total of £4.7bn – the strongest finish to a year since 2007, according to EY.

The quarter saw seven IPOs originating on the main market, raising £3.1bn, including Royal Mail’s high-profile listing which raised £1.7bn.

For the whole of 2013, there were 14 main market listings which raised £5.2bn –a significant increase in activity compared to 2012’s four IPOs and 2011’s seven.

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