Alphawave IPO: how to buy and short Alphawave shares
Alphawave, a Canadian firm that specialises in semiconductors, is set to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Discover how to buy and short Alphawave shares once the company goes public.
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How to trade Alphawave shares
You can trade Alphawave shares as soon as the company lists. Since it’s a UK initial public offering (IPO), you’ll be able to take positions on the company’s shares straight away on the day of listing from 8am (UK time).
With us, you’ll use leveraged derivatives such as CFDs to go long or short on the Alphawave share price. When trading, you’ll open a position without owning the underlying shares. You can:
- ‘Buy’ (or go long) if you think that the Alphawave share price will rise
- ‘Sell’ (or go short) if you think that the Alphawave share price will fall
It’s important to remember that trading on leverage can increase both your profits and losses – so managing your risk is vital.
Alphawave shares: the basics
Alphawave is set to list on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), with the intention to raise approximately $500 million (USD) in its IPO.
While the company has not released specific information about the IPO date and share price as yet, it has said that it plans to offer new shares as well as existing ones – with a targeted valuation of around $4.5 billion (USD).
Alphawave: a brief history
Alphawave was founded in 2017, but since then the company has become a market leader in its sector, with a global customer base. Alphawave is a semiconductor specialist – it develops technology that services connectivity, ensuring high performance through faster and more reliable data transfers.
The company has been profitable since 2018 – its first full year of operation. Between 2019 and 2020, Alphawave’s year over year revenues increased by more than 200%. It attributed this success to the ongoing delivery of its high-quality services and solutions.
Following a partnership announcement with Oxford-based Ensilica in March 2021, the company announced its intention to list in London. Alphawave also plans to set up its research and development headquarters in Cambridge.
What is Alphawave’s business model?
Alphawave’s business model is based on licensing its high-tech data transmission connectivity solutions, for which it receives a royalty for every chip that’s produced. Royalties typically start after 18 to 24 months of entering into a licence agreement. Customers pay subscription fees to access the company’s products and engineering fees for tailoring of technology to their unique requirements.
Alphawave chips can be used in computer systems, phone networks and low-power data centers. Furthermore, the technological applications of Alphawave’s products span across 5G wireless infrastructure, artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving vehicles.
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