Doubts Linger About IPO as Exit in Europe


March 12, 2013

In an article with several quotes from bankers and industry insiders, unquote reports that institutional investors are reluctant to pay the high multiples for an IPO that is backed by private equity. There are other more attractive exit opportunities than the listed capital markets.


One industry insider said that there may be some tech IPOs next year as a result of PE buy-and-build strategies. At the moment tech IPOs are nowhere near as frequent as they were before the financial crisis of 2008, although there has been a slight improvement of late.

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