London Stock Exchange IPO Forum – March 2015
On 11 March, London Stock Exchange is hosting its bi-annual IPO forum, in conjunction with sponsors Deloitte, Finsbury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Investec.
The event is geared towards helping private companies and their shareholders, who will have the opportunity to hear from members of the investor community and senior management of recently listed companies, as well as an expert team of advisers, on what it takes to deliver a successful initial public offering.
2014 saw a continued resurgence in the UK IPO market, with 138 floats across London’s markets, raising a total of £16.9 billion. 2015 has started well, with a good flow of initial public offerings on both the Main Market and AIM.
In a busy market, it is even more important to prepare early, and the panellists will present their views on all aspects of the IPO process and how to prepare for life as a publicly quoted company.
Chris Baird, Director, Investec
“Investec delighted to be a sponsor LSE’s IPO Forum. We have considerable experience in working with companies preparing their equity story and management team for UK IPOs.
We look forward to the LSE’s IPO Forum encouraging further UK groups to list on the London Stock Exchange, either main market or AIM.”
Chris Nicholls, Partner in Equity Capital Markets at Deloitte commented:
"The UK IPO market has got off to a steady start in 2015 with a number of mid-market companies successfully coming to market. We are delighted to have been at the LSE today presenting to companies starting out on the journey towards a listing - a key message from the panel discussions has been the critical importance of early preparation."
Mark Austin, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
“We are very pleased to be participating in and co-sponsoring London Stock Exchange’s latest IPO Forum. Against the backdrop of a steady stream of London IPOs and a solid pipeline, it’s an invaluable opportunity for potential listing candidates and their shareholders to start to prepare for life as a public company early through hearing from market practitioners and companies that have been through the process.”