Take a position on a company before the Initial Public Offering (IPO)
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We offer a market on a company's anticipated value during the build up to its IPO, so you can trade on a grey market before the shares are released.
This means you can take advantage of news and speculation on the price, and any potential volatility.
You can also trade CFDs on the company's shares from the first day of conditional trading.
|Company||IPO date||Estimated launch price||Actual launch price||IG live market|
|Atlassian||10 December 2015||$4.3 billion||$5.8 billion||Trade now|
|Virgin Money||13 November 2014||£2.1 billion||£1.24 billion||Trade now|
|Jimmy Choo||17 October 2014||£725 million||£561.6 million||Trade now|
|Alibaba||19 September 2014||$168 billion||$230 billion||Trade now|
|AA||23 June 2014||£1.35 billion||£1.29 billion||Trade now|
|TSB||20 June 2014||£1.3 billion||£1.45 billion||Trade now|
|Zoopla||18 June 2014||£975 million||£960.5 million||Trade now|
|Saga||23 May 2014||£2.5 billion||£1.97 billion||Trade now|
|17 April 2014||$9.5 billion||$4.12 billion||Trade now|
|King||26 March 2014||$6 billion||$6.03 billion||Trade now|
|Poundland||17 March 2014||£850 million||£937.5 million||Trade now|
|Pets At Home||12 March 2014||£1.48 billion||£1.23 billion||Trade now|
|Just Eat||7 April 2014||£1.23 billion||£1.55 billion||Trade now|
|Royal Mail||15 October 2013||£2.7 billion||£4.89 billion||Trade now|
|7 November 2013||$11.25 billion||$24.48 billion||Trade now|
|18 May 2012||$97 billion||$105 billion||Trade now|
|Snapchat||2 March 2017||$27.5 billion||$28.33 billion||Trade now|
What is an IPO?
When a company embarks on an IPO (which stands for initial public offering) it goes public on a stock exchange. This can also be known as floating, flotation, or just ‘going public’.
What is a grey market?
By taking a position on a grey market, you’re taking a position on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its IPO (total shares in issue x price). If you think the estimated value of the company is over- or under-priced, or if news stories surrounding the business creates additional volatility, a grey market enables you to take advantage before the shares are released publically on the stock exchange.
How does a grey market work?
Our grey market works the same as any other CFD: find it in our ‘Popular markets’ watchlist, and buy or sell to take your position.
How is a trade on our grey market settled?
Settlement of your trade is calculated based on the official closing price of the first day of trading, as reported by Bloomberg.