Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

McLaren IPO

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

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why trade McLaren's IPO with IG?

Trade pre-IPO

Speculate on our exclusive grey markets, available before popular listings2

Speculate on McLaren

Buy or sell McLaren shares using our leveraged trading products

Buy McLaren stock

Invest in McLaren with a share dealing account

How to trade the McLaren IPO

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 McLaren, 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

With IG, you can get exposure to McLaren 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 McLaren shares

Trading and investing are different in many ways. When trading McLaren shares with IG, you’ll use spread betting or CFD trading 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.

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. Further, CFD trading and spread betting have various tax benefits.3

When investing in shares via IG, you’ll buy and own physical shares using a share dealing account. Because you’ll own the underlying asset, you can only make money if the share price goes up.

To get started, you’ll need the full value of your investment. Note that investing in stock means you could receive dividends if the company pays them, and you will have shareholder rights.

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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 17,000 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 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.

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1Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.
3Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.