What is an IPO?
IPO stands for Initial Public Offering,
which is the process in which a company offers its shares to the public and gets them listed on a stock exchange for public trading for the first time. There are many reasons why companies list their shares: they may need to raise capital, pay off debts or enhance their profile and image.
Together with the investment bank arranging the IPO, the listing company decides on how many shares it wishes to offer, after which the investment bank proposes a suitable price for the shares. The investment bank also prepares all statutory documents relating to the IPO, including the listing prospectus. Approval for the listing prospectus must be sought from a supervisory authority, which is determined by the company’s domicile. Usually it’s the local financial supervisory authority.
Remember that you may not receive all the shares you subscribe for
Investors participating in an IPO must indicate how many shares they wish to subscribe for. However, you may not receive the full number of shares you indicated in your subscription. The number of shares allocated to you depends on how popular the IPO is and on the number of shares offered. If there is demand for more shares than are offered, you may end up receiving only a certain percentage of the number you subscribed for.
Participate in IPOs in Nordea Investor
You can subscribe for shares through Nordea Investor during an initial public offering (IPO), and have them recorded on your book-entry account or equity savings account. Please read the IPO documents carefully before subscribing.
If you’re interested in participating in a SPAC IPO, you can do it here.