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EG Group IPO

Discover how to get exposure to EG Group – both before and after its initial public offering (IPO) – with the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs and spread bets.1

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Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account.

Contact us 0800 195 3100

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Why trade EG Group's IPO with us?

Trade pre-IPO

Speculate on our exclusive grey markets, available before popular listings2

Speculate on EG Group

Buy or sell EG Group shares using our leveraged trading products

Buy EG Group stock

Invest in EG Group with a share dealing account

EG Group IPO: how to buy EG Group shares

Before the listing

IG offers an exclusive range of grey markets, based on a prediction of a company’s market cap at the end of its first trading day. If available for EG Group, you can:

  • ‘Buy’ (go long) if you think the market cap will be higher than the price indicated
  • ‘Sell’ (go short) if you think the market cap will be lower than the price indicated

After the listing

You can buy EG Group shares in the same way as you would with any other shares listed on the stock market. You can:

What are grey markets, and how do they work?

Grey markets enable traders to get exposure to a company before it lists on a stock exchange. When you decide to trade the grey market, you’re trading on the estimated market valuation of a company. The official valuation is only released after the first day of trading – and it is based on the demand shown by the market that day.

So, if you think a company’s market cap will be higher than the grey market price, you’ll ‘buy’. If you think it will be lower than the grey market price, you’ll sell.

Trading vs investing in EG Group shares

Trading and investing are different in many ways. When trading EG Group shares with us, you’ll use spread bets or CFDs to speculate on share price movements. Because you don’t own any underlying assets when trading, you can speculate on both rising and falling prices. Further, spread betting and CFD trading have various tax benefits.3

You’ll be trading using leverage, meaning that you’ll only need a small deposit – known as margin – to open your position, while still getting exposure to the full value of the trade. Margin isn’t a direct cost to you, but it can have a big impact on the affordability of your trade. Leverage increases both your possible profits and losses to the full value of your trade.

Learn more about the impact of leverage on your trading

When investing in shares with us, you’ll buy and own physical shares using a share dealing account. To get started, you’ll need the full value of your investment as leverage is not available for investments.

Note that investing in stock means you could receive dividends if the company pays them, and you will have shareholder rights. Because you’ll own the underlying asset, you can make money if you sell your shares when the share price has gone up. If you decide to sell your shares when it has dropped compared to the price you paid per share, you’ll incur a loss. Your losses on investments are capped at your initial outlay (excluding additional fees).

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With more than 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open a share trading account in minutes

Open a share trading account in minutes

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000+ global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With more than 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

How do IPOs work?

An IPO occurs when a company decides to start selling its shares to the public. Most companies list shares to raise capital to fund expansion, pay debts, attract and retain talent, or monetise assets.

First, an audit must be conducted – considering all aspects of the company’s financials. Then, the business has to prepare a registration statement to file with the appropriate exchange commission. If approved, the company will list a defined number of shares at a price set by an investment bank. The shares will be available for sale through the chosen stock exchange.

What are the risks of trading and investing an IPO?

While all trading and investment activity is risky, IPOs come with additional risks, including:

  • Overlooking company information that might have an impact on share prices, eg ongoing legal cases and intellectual property without patent protection
  • Minimal or non-existent track record to factor into decision making
  • High market expectations that are not met
  • Companies not succeeding in meeting their target market cap

Before committing to any trade, it’s important that you have all the facts that you need. In the case of trading IPOs, you can use company prospectuses, admission documents and other information to stay up-to-date. By staying informed, you can avoid risks that could affect your position in a trade.

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1Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2022).
2We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.
3Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.