The Future of Equity Capital Raising: How Private Capital is Reshaping Public Markets is a report that focuses on some of the trends and developments impacting equity capital raising and the IPO market in particular.
The report was commissioned by Baker McKenzie and researched and produced by Thought Leadership Consulting (TLC), the thematic research business of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. It seeks to answer a number of big questions including, to what extent the IPO market is undergoing change? What are the factors driving this? And what, in turn, does this mean for companies going public in the future?
In order to assess and understand some of the underlying dynamics shaping the IPO market, we surveyed 353 senior executives from public and private companies across industries globally to capture their insight on the topic. A series of in-depth interviews with equity capital markets bankers, company finance and stock exchange executives and lawyers were also conducted to provide further insight and opinion on the trends and developments they are seeing.
What the research found is that while there is a healthy pipeline of potential IPOs, there are some interesting trends to have emerged and are emerging around when companies go public, why, where and even how.