Global IPO volume hits 10-year high; poised to soar even higher next year

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SINGAPORE (Dec 13): IPO volumes in 2017 have reached the highest level since 2007 with a total of US$206.6 billion (S$279.3 billion) raised in 1,694 listings, according to the latest research from Baker McKenzie.

“The IPO market in 2017 has put in its best performance in 10 years," says Koen Vanhaerents, global head of capital markets at Baker McKenzie. "A more stable political environment in some of the key markets, combined with strong economic growth, has boosted both the number of listings and the volume of capital raised.”

Of the total number of IPOs globally, more than two-thirds took place on...(click on link for full story on