Singapore is the 2nd most appealing destination for IPOs

IPO activity might increase by as high as 30% in a year.

Singapore is the 2nd most appealing destination for IPOs | BEAMSTART News

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Singapore ranked 2nd after Hong Kong in an international ranking of preferred country for Mergerss and Acquisitions (M&A) and Initial Public Offering (IPO), legal company Baker McKenzie exposed.

Based on a review by Oxford Economics, Singapore scored 8.8 in regards to transaction attractiveness. The nation also ranked 2nd in 2016.

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The company stated that in Singapore, overall IPO activity including Singapore is anticipated to increase by as high as 30% YoY from $6.22 b (US$ 4.57 b) in 2017 to $8.14 b (US$ 5.98 b) in 2018.

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Particularly, cross-border IPO deals might increase by 58% YoY from $2.32 b (US$ 1.7 b) in 2017 to $3.68 b (US$ 2.7 b) in 2018.

3 different offers with appraisals of $2.72 b (US$ 2b) additionally drove M&A activity greatly in 2017.

The report anticipates overall M&A worths in Singapore to hit $31.44 b (US$ 23.1 b) in 2018 and to peak at $37.3 b (US$ 27.4 b) in 2019.

The overall market value of local M&An activities is seen to increase by more than 100% YoY from $7.76 b (US$ 5.7 b) in 2017 to $17.29 b (US$ 12.7 b) in 2018.

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