Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and Share Offers

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and Share Offers can provide stockmarket investors with a number of exciting opportunities. You could be among the first to own a stake in a household name or a quickly expanding business or you could secure a significant dividend yield from an established company you know and trust. As with any investment, there are risks that must be considered and it is essential that you have all the information you require to make an informed decision.



IPO & Share Offer Speculation

Company Details
CompareTheMarket One of the UK's largest price comparison sites is rumoured to be planning a London listing in early 2017.
First Utility Britain's largest independent electricity and gas supplier with over 700,000 customers, is rumoured to be considering an IPO to help finance expansion in Europe.
Krispy Kreme The company are rumoured to have appointed banks with the aim of listing on the stock market in 2016.
Tesco Bank Founded in 1997 Tesco bank has 6m customers and announced profits of £102m for the first half of 2014/15 financial year.

 

Please remember any investment into an IPO, new issue or launch should always be made on the basis of the information provided in the relevant Prospectus and any other supplementary documentation.


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Recent Share Offers

In recent years, the UK stockmarket has witnessed a revival in the number of major flotations taking place. Below is a list of recent IPOs to which Beaufort Securities' clients have been given access.

Date Company Details
Dec 2016 BB Healthcare Trust Flotation Price: 100p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 101.25p (+1.25%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 2nd December 2016
Current Price: Click here
Feb 2016 Countryside Properties Flotation Price: 225p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 240p (+6.66%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 17th February 2016
Current Price: Click here
Feb 2016 CMC Markets Flotation Price: 240p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 223p (-7.08%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 10th February 2016
Current Price: Click here
Oct 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 165p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 157p (-4.84%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 30th October 2015
Current Price: Click here
Apr 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 50p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 51.5p (+3%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 30th April 2015
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 200p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 191p (-4.5%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 18th March 2015
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 255p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 191p (+1.18%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 11th March 2015
Current Price: Click here
Feb 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 195p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 195p (0.00%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 17th February 2015
Current Price: Click here
Feb 2015 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 210p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 197.95p (-5.74%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 9th March 2015
Current Price: Click here
Jun 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 260p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 285p (+9.61%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 25th May 2014
Current Price: Click here
May 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 185p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 185.25p (+0.14%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 29th May 2014
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 8p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 8.5p (+6.2%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 20th March 2014
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2014 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 210-260p
Flotation Price: 245p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 245p (0.00%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 17th March 2014
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 300p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 375p (+25%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 17th March 2014
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 50p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 70p (+40%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 14th March 2014
Current Price: Click here
Mar 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 285p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 353p (+23.85%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 3rd March 2014
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Feb 2014 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 191p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 182.5p (-4.45%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 28th February 2014
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Nov 2013 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 280-330p
Flotation Price: 315p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 345p (+9.52%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 13th November 2013
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Oct 2013 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 260-330p
Flotation Price: 330p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 475p (+43.9%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 15th October 2013
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Sept 2013 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 220-230p
Flotation Price: 230p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 272p (+18.3%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 25th September 2013
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mar 2013 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 240-310p
Flotation Price: 290p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 295.5p (+1.9%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 27th March 2013
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Feb 2013 Equiniti Group Flotation Price: 220p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 261.25p (+18.8%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 18th February 2013
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Oct 2012 Equiniti Group Indicated IPO Price Range : 160-195p
Flotation Price: 175p
Unconditional Trading Debut Closing Price: 189.25p (+8.1%)
Unconditional Trading Commenced: 16th October 2012
Current Price: Click here

 

Why Invest in IPOs and Share Offers with Beaufort?

Beaufort has been involved in several major UK share flotations available to private investors in recent years. Through our Advisory service we provide a personal and comprehensive telephone-based broking service catering for all types of investor, offering share advice on both short and longer term trading stategies. Through our Online Execution-only service we provide a low-cost, easy to use share dealing platform. Subscribing for shares in IPOs is free of charge through both our Advisory and Online Execution-only services.


The Risks

During the period between the Intention to Float being announced and the start of the Offer Period, the intention may be withdrawn. Any publication of an IPO on our website is not an endorsement of the issue, nor is it solicitation for interest in the issue.

Any decision to invest in an IPO should be made solely on the basis of the Prospectus, and supplementary information. The specific risks will be detailed in the Prospectus but the value of all investments can fall as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invested. Dividends are not guaranteed and, if paid, are variable. A company which is the subject of an IPO may not have a long track record and could be difficult to value or calculate a fair price for, it is therefore only likely to be a consideration for more diverse, larger portfolios. In many IPOs you will not know the share price before you commit to buy and therefore might end up buying at a higher price than you wished.

If you have any doubts about the suitability of an IPO for your circumstances you should contact your Beaufort Securities broker.


Care is taken to ensure that the information provided is correct but we do not warrant, represent or guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies herein. The information should not be regarded as specific investment advice or a personal recommendation of any kind. Should you require investment advice you should contact your Beaufort Securities broker.