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  • Europe's AIPO.

  • Early birds will catch the worm.

  • The market for European initial public offerings is heating up.

  • At least six companies have already launched floats.

  • That's unusual for a business that normally sees it's busier period in the second quarter because companies often wait for a solid set of fourth quarter results before firing the starting gun.

  • But there's also a reason to go early.

  • That's because fund managers get fresh money to dole out in January.

  • This year.

  • There are additional motivations.

  • Market valuations are still riding a wave of central bank stimulus after a slow couple of years.

  • For I pose, some companies are overdue.

  • A listing.

  • Dr Martens, the boot company, which has been owned by private equity fund premiers since 2014, is going public in London after a long period off kicking its heels.

  • There's also the fear of missing out.

  • It makes sense to take investors money before things return to normal.

  • I po tortoises are welcome to sit out the mad rush on wait for the more traditional Easter selling season.

Europe's AIPO.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/22
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