IPOs (Initial Public Offerings), were to a large extent introduced to the consciousness of the average Brit in the 1980s. Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher introduced a policy of mass privatisation of large state institutions such as British Gas, BT and British Airways, among others.
Topics covered in this Guide
- What exactly is an IPO?
- Why Companies go Public?
- Timeline of an IPO and How It Works
- Advantages and Risks to Investing in an IPO
- Key Factors When Assessing an IPO