Investors should expect increased growth in IPOs in 2018 after the market returns to pre-crisis level highs in 2017.
The latest IPO report by EY shows that by deal number, 2017 is the most active year for global IPOs since 2007.
IPO activity in all regions so far is up double digits with Asia-Pacific dominating global activity.
The report added that IPO activity levels were expected to rise further in 2018 with a busy year ahead and mega deals on the horizon.
Commenting on the report’s findings Dr. Martin Steinbach, EY Global and EY EMEIA IPO Leader, said: "2017 will close with more IPOs than any year since 2007. With this great momentum, IPO candidates are lining up for 2018.
Healthy global pipeline
“The outlook appears bright, driven by lower volatility across regions, high valuation levels and a renewed appetite for cross-border IPOs, particularly in the US, Hong Kong and London.”.
He added: “A healthy global pipeline across a broad range of sectors and markets suggests IPO activity levels will be up with more megadeals, thereby increasing the global proceeds in 2018."