Ernst & Young (EY) on 13 April 2015 released a report titled Global IPO Trends 2015. The report focuses on the global trends in Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in the Quarter 1 (Q1) of 2015.
As per the report, Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) became the world leader in Initial Public Offerings (IPO) for the first time, outshining rivals, New York and Hong Kong during the 2015 Q1. In 2015 Q1, SSE raised 5.4 billion US dollars.
Main Highlights of the Report
•Top six Exchanges by fund raised during 2015 Q1 were Shanghai Stock Exchange (5.4 billion US dollar), Madrid Stock Exchange (5.3 billion US dollar), New York Stock Exchange (3.5 billion US dollar), London Stock Exchange (3.4 billion US dollar), Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange (3 billion US dollar) and Swiss Stock Exchange (2.5 billion US dollar)
•Top six countries by deal volume in 2015 Q1 were China (98 deals), US (28 deals), Japan (24 deals), UK (12 deals), France (11 deals) and Australia (9 deals).
•Capital raised stood at 38.2 billion US dollars, down 19 percent from 2014 Q1 and 47 percent from 2014 Q4.
•Deal numbers in the 2015 Q1 reached 252 IPOs, a decrease of 4 percent on 2014 Q1 and 31 percent lower on 2014 Q4.
•The 2015 Q1 noticed a slower pace of IPOs in the US, which was outperformed by both Asia-Pacific and EMEIA in terms of deal numbers and capital raised
•Rapid-growth markets represented 56 percent of the total global IPO volume in 2015 Q1.
•Financial investors dominated in 2015 Q1 with 17 percent of the global IPOs accounted by Private Equities and Venture Capitalists.
•In 2015 Q1, the IPO was ruled by three sectors with industries coming at first with 45 deals (10.5 billion US dollars) followed by Health care with 38 deals (2 billion US dollars) and Technology with 35 deals (2.8 billion US dollars)
•Ninety four percent of the IPOs were priced within or above expectations
•In terms of global funds raised, European exchanges were ranked first with 43 percent deals followed by Asia-Pacific exchanges with 41 percent deals and US exchanges with 15 percent deals
•Cross-border listings were 10 percent of global IPOs in 2015 Q1, similar to 2014 Q1 level.
When: 13 April 2015