UK IPO Outlook Survey: 2011 IPO Market is Stabilising but May Lose Momentum in the Second Half of the Year | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
UK IPO Outlook Survey: 2011 IPO Market is Stabilising but May Lose Momentum in the Second Half of the Year

UK IPO Outlook Survey: 2011 IPO Market is Stabilising but May Lose Momentum in the Second Half of the Year

According to a new survey of UK transaction lawyers conducted by Merrill Corporation, the UK IPO market in 2011 is shaping up to be stronger than 2010, but may lose momentum entering the second half of the year.

Despite the potential slowing of the UK IPO market in the second half of the year, the survey respondents think that improvements in the IPO market will be driven by an improving economy, resolution of EU debt issues and investor demand for IPOs.

Lawyers anticipate listings coming from China, Russia and the U.S.

White & Case partner, Philip Broke, said, "We expect that foreign companies will continue to list on UK exchanges due to the more clearly defined listing rules and regulations, and the perceived stability of UK markets."