Phil Gandier, MENA Transaction Advisory Services Leader, EY, says, "Egypt and Saudi Arabia continue to be strong IPO
performers; the IPOs
on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian exchanges were the primary drivers of IPO
activity in MENA in H1 2015.
As companies look to take advantage of the open IPO
window, it's likely that we'll continue to see big name brands tap the capital markets and help provide support for continued interest in IPOs
through the rest of 2015," said Neil Dhar, Partner, U.
In the second quarter of 2014, IPO
activity in the region picked up pace and there were 11 IPOs
The total value of IPOs
in the six GCC countries peaked at a record $12 billion in 2007 and then plunged as markets froze up.
Stock market sources said they expect the number of IPOs
in Japan this year to fall to about 100 from last year's 121 due to declines in markets for emerging firms, although major companies like Mitsui Life Insurance Co.
A comparison of August 31 closing prices of all IPOs
since January 2006 reveals some interesting trends.
Riverwoods, IL) has launched 'IPO
Vital Signs,' an Internet-based subscription service that carries relevant information and research for IPO
professionals and pre-IPO
Reflecting the increasingly global nature of IPOs
, attendees at this year's event came from the United States, Canada, Israel, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Lane argued that "investor fatigue" is a factor in the current market, following a crush of IPOs
in prior years, and offered advice about where to take roadshows.
It's doing better than I expected really,'' said Steven Tuen, an analyst at IPO
Value Monitor who thought it would be affected by the weak optical networking sector of late.
For investors who want exposure to IPOs
without the risk of buying individual stocks, DeGraw recommends IPO
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