IPOs and new issues

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), share offers and bond launches are an exciting opportunity to access investments before they become available on the main markets.

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IPOs and new issues

Current IPOs and new issues

Title Issue type IPO status Closing date
Chelverton Small Companies Dividend Trust PLC C shares IPO Open Wed, 20/12/2017 - 17:00 Find out more
BlueZest Secured Retail Bond plc Bond issue Open Mon, 11/12/2017 - 17:00 Find out more
Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC IPO Open Mon, 11/12/2017 - 12:00 Find out more
Aviva Investors Secure Income REIT plc IPO Open Mon, 11/12/2017 - 17:00 Find out more

Potential IPOs and new issues

The IPOs listed below are subject to change and some IPOs may not be offered to retail customers. If you have a query on an upcoming IPO please contact our Dealing services team on 0345 37 33 479.

Company Description
OG Graphite Ontario Graphite claims to have the largest graphite mineral resource project in North America. The miner had hoped to join AIM in mid November yet it hasn't appeared on the market yet.
Shefa Yamim The sapphire and diamonds explorer is hoping to list on London's Main Market soon. It is targeting first production in late 2019.
Tri-Pillar Infrastructure The infrastructure investor hopes to raise up to £200m and float on 8 December. It is targeting assets in Europe and the US.

The online property portal hopes to raise £50m and join AIM very soon, spending the money on advertising to try and take market share from Rightmove and Zoopla.

Aviva Investors Secure Income REIT

The property investor is hoping to raise £200m to invest in long-lease commercial real estate assets in the UK. It hopes to float on 15 December.

Belluscura The medical devices provider is seeking to join AIM in December, potentially raising between £7.5m and £10m.
Fusion Antibodies This is an Irish research company providing services to biopharmaceutical and diagnostics companies. Hopes to join AIM in mid December.
Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income

Aberdeen is launching a new investment vehicle, targeting a £250m fundraise to put into the European logistics industry. Floats on 15 December.

Pelatro This is a solutions provider whose software is used in the marketing activities of telecommunication companies. Set to join AIM on 19 December.

The business hopes to buy Eqtec Iberia, a Spanish engineer specialising in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of power plants, and float on AIM on 21 December.

Greensphere Capital The infrastructure investor hopes to raise up to $500m which it will use to buy assets in the US, Canada, Western Europe, UK and the Nordics. Floats on 20 December.
Indian Pacific Resources

Coming to AIM in the immediate future is Indian Pacific Resources which owns an iron ore project in Madagascar.

MRH The petrol station operator could be floated on the London stock market soon in order to provide an exit route for current owner Lone Star Funds, according to media reports.
O2 The telecoms provider is widely rumoured to be preparing to join the UK stock market, potentially letting retail investors buy shares at the IPO price.
NanoFlowcell Electric car manufacturer nanoFlowcell last year confirmed plans to float in 2017 but there has been no news since.
Vue Cinemas British cinema chain widely tipped to be floating in London soon.
Sky Betting Private equity group CVC could push for a London IPO as a way of selling its 20% stake in the gambling business, but this is all speculation at present.

BRF, one of the world's largest food companies, has confirmed a London IPO is one option being considered for its halal chicken business.


Reports suggest private equity owner Apollo is considering an IPO for Aurum which is best known as the owner of high street jeweller Goldsmiths.

Logicor Private equity group Blackstone will float £11bn warehouse business Logicor on the London market this year, according to reports.
SuperAwesome This London tech business is rumoured to be considering an IPO in London this year. It helps brands such as Lego to comply with rules on advertising to children online.
Hybrid Air Vehicles A stock market float could be on the cards in 2017 or 2018 for the British airship manufacturer, claim media reports.
AppBox Media

UK-based mobile apps and video games developer says it will look to float in London or the US Nasdaq market next year.

White Rivers Exploration Has a joint venture in South Africa with Harmony on one of the world's largest undeveloped gold mines. London IPO plans have been pushed back to 2018.
GEMS Education

The Dubai-based private school operator is rumoured to be eyeing a London IPO in 2018 with a speculated $4bn valuation.

Simit Sarayi The Turkish simit bread seller is reported to be lining up a London listing in 2018.
Sok Marketler Ticaret Reports suggest the Instanbul-based retailer could float in London and be worth $3bn.

An IPO is the first sale of a company’s shares to the public. This is done by listing the shares on a stock exchange such as the London Stock Exchange and is also known as a flotation. 

An IPO is also referred to as a public offering as the sale of shares is to the general public, rather than directly to select institutional or large investors which is known as a private placement.

Companies choose to offer shares to the public for a number of reasons including to raise finance for growth opportunities, widen the company’s shareholder base and raise the profile of the company.

Another popular way for a company to raise finance is to issue retail bonds. The company borrows cash from investor at a fixed rate for a set period.  However retail bonds should not be confused with cash bonds issued by banks or building societies. They can be traded like shares on the London Stock Exchange and the value of them can go down as well as up.

Investment trusts can also issue additional shares and this process is referred to as an Offer for Subscription or Placing, this increases the size of the existing investment trust.

To take part in an IPO or retail bond issue you will need to open an account first. For more information on IPOs please read our guide.

You will normally not pay any dealing charges when taking part in an IPO. We will receive an intermediary fee based on the aggregate value of applications made by our customers for acting as an appointed intermediary. However if we do not receive an intermediary fee we will apply our normal dealing charge.

Stamp Duty and PTM Levy are not payable on IPOs.