US remains the top destination for IPOs despite competition

Author: John Crabb | Published: 26 Sep 2019

The choice of where to list your company has long been a cause for debate. In a fully globalised world, it’s a key consideration to be made simultaneously with whether to list at all. Despite concerns, the US still holds court, according to speakers at the Battle to ring the initial public offering bell: dual listings and competition among international stock exchanges session at the annual conference of the International Bar Association this week in Seoul.

There are a number of considerations to be taken into account, with some preferring a domestic exchange over one overseas: more than 60 countries are represented on the London Stock Exchange. The US is also a very popular destination for foreign companies. In 2018, 25% of initial public offering proceeds raised in the US were from cross-border listings.

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