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2019 IPO Review

28 January 2020

The year of the unicorn

2019 has proved to be a decidedly mixed year for the IPO market. It will be remembered for high-profile US tech floats and for Aramco’s record‑breaking raise.

However, the shadow cast by a downbeat second half to 2018 was a long one and the political obstacles in the shape of escalating US-China trade tension, Hong Kong protests and Brexit led to many IPOs being shelved.

In our latest review we look over the highlight of the year and provide our thoughts on a potential IPO revival in 2020.

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