IPO markets raise record US$105.6 bil in 1Q21 despite traditionally slow quarter: EY

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan4/15/2021 1:12 PM GMT+08  • 6 min read
IPO markets raise record US$105.6 bil in 1Q21 despite traditionally slow quarter: EY
Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) IPOs in the same period have also seen record figures.
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The global initial public offering (IPO) market saw a total of 430 deals raising some US$105.6 billion ($141.15 billion) in proceeds, up by 85% and 271% y-o-y respectively.

The heightened activity, which is attributable to attractive market conditions so far in 2021, has led to the best-performing first quarter in terms of deal numbers and proceeds in the last 20 years, according to the EY quarterly report, Global IPO Trends: Q1 2021.

To be sure, the record figures have bucked the trend for the first quarter, which is traditionally a slow period.

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