IPO activity has remained buoyant through the first half of 2021, sustaining the high momentum from Q3 2020. This surge in IPO activity is driven by high liquidity, investor enthusiasm and the continued rush of SPAC deals.
Capital raising during H1 2021 reached historic highs at over USD 290 billion, reflecting a 220% year-on-year increase in capital raising. Deal volume also grew at a strong 143% year-on-year to 1,263 deals. This is the first time in any year capital raising has broken the USD 200 billion mark within the first half of the year.
In this snapshot report, read about
- How domestic IPOs dominated the landscape; particularly US-based and Mainland China-based issuers
- Growth in cross-border IPOs, owing to strong Mainland China activity
- Top exchange destinations and industries in H1 2021
- How listing rules, regimes and SPAC activity are shaping the outlook for regional activity