2021 is proving to be a record year for M&As with both start-ups and major corporations seeing a great deal of interest from foreign investors and private equity takeovers surging.

From ASDA and Morrisons, to innovative new tech firms, this trend is set to shake up the rather staid landscape of the UK economy, and both the private and public markets are reflecting this, with both having seen a huge increase in activity since the pandemic began.

Given the interest from foreign investors, many companies in the UK have begun to take advantage of IPOs as a route to access working capital, raising their company’s profile and generating interest. IPOs are also an excellent method to accumulate a war chest to fund an investment or acquisition, a trend particularly popular with the current undervaluation of UK companies.

I discussed this further with BusinessCloud and you can read the full article here: BusinessCloud – The background work which goes into a successful IPO