Robust Equity Markets and High Liquidity Pull the IPO Market Back in the Game

The record rise of IPO deals in the first half of 2021 is a cause for optimism: recovery is imminent. But is it sustainable? In this report, we analyze the factors that have shaped the IPO market in the first half and how those factors may shape post-pandemic recovery in the half that will follow.

Key Points

  • Vaccination progress, improving GDP, higher inflation, decreasing unemployment rate, and accommodative monetary policies, among key drivers.
  • The US contributed the highest with 59% of global deals YTD (2021), followed by China, Hong Kong, the UK, and Germany at 10%, 6%, 4%, and 3%, respectively.
  • Technology remains prominent; global investment is expected to reach 115% and 121% of the 2019 level by the end of 2021 and 2022, respectively.
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