Near-to-IPO opportunities and the state of the London IPO market

Stock market floatation’s are reported to be at the lowest levels since 2011. This because business investment has fallen dramatically since the Brexit Referendum with an averaged of minus 0.4% pa. The London Stock Exchange was Europe’s most active market by value with almost 30% of the proceeds raised from European IPOs generated in London. Companies are being put off floating.

The Stock market’s main function is to raise capital for companies, which sets off a virtuous cycle of making money for investors who then invest more and companies can raise more capital. There is always a long pipeline of companies seeking investment to grow but they are stuck at pre-ipo.

An escape is Near-to-IPO (CLN) Convertible Loan Note with ‘stiff incentives ‘ for the management to stick to the IP...

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