2022: S&P Global Inc. report that the IPO market has temporarily moved elsewhere

BVWire–UKIssue #41-1
August 2, 2022

S&P Capital IQ released their mid-2022 summary of major global capital investment activity Thursday last. IPOs, SPACS, reverse SPACs, and the other usual categories are included in the analysis.

These transactions are rarely helpful in business valuations (even for larger enterprises), but all market participants follow them as a proxy for general business conditions. As we all know, the first half of the year has shown dramatic drops in capital flow in all sectors compared to 2021.

S&P notes that the UK and US have largely dropped out of the IPO market. The largest global IPO in the first half was LG Energy, in South Korea. The UAE had three deals in the top 10, led by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; China had two; and India, the US, and Indonesia had one. The UK did not have a top 10 IPO in the first half of the year.

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