Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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.

Universal Music IPO

Explore how you can get exposure to Universal Music’s shares before, during and after its IPO (initial public offering) with the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider.1

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccountenquiries.uk@ig.com. We’re available from 8am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Why trade the Universal Music IPO with us?

Access grey markets pre-IPO

Speculate on a company’s market cap at the end of its first trading day with our exclusive grey markets2

Buy stock at the IPO price

Receive a stock allocation on the primary market at the same time and price as institutional investors3

Trade or invest in Universal Music shares

Take your position on Universal Music shares – buy, sell or short once they are listed on the secondary market.

Buy underlying Universal Music stock

Invest in Universal Music and own physical stock – making you a shareholder

Universal Music IPO: how to buy Universal Music shares

Pre-listing

Grey market

Our grey market prices are based on an estimation of a company’s market cap at the end of its first trading day. Our exclusive grey markets let you take a position on this estimation.

If a grey market is offered for Universal Music, you can:

  • ‘Buy’ (go long) if you predict that the market cap will exceed the price we quote
  • ‘Sell’ (go short) if you predict that the market cap will be less than the price we quote

What is a grey market and how does it work?

IPO subscriptions

If offered for Universal Music, you have access to subscribe ahead of the listing – this is powered by our partnership with PrimaryBid.3 If you choose us and PrimaryBid to register your interest in Universal Music’s IPO, and the company grants retail investors access to its shares, your stock will be allocated at the same time and price as institutional investors.

What are IPO subscriptions and how do they work?

Post-listing

We’ll offer Universal Music shares on the day of their IPO. Once the market has opened, the shares will be available for you to buy. You can choose to:

Trading Universal Music shares with us means that you’ll be speculating on the price movements of the company’s shares with spread bets or CFDs. Since you won’t own the underlying assets, you can speculate on both rising and falling share prices.

Spread bets and CFDs are leveraged products, which means that you can open a position with a deposit – known as margin. Trading with leverage can increase both your profits and your losses, because they’re calculated using a position’s full market exposure, not just the margin requirement to open it.

Learn more about the impact of leverage on your trading

Investing in shares works differently. Leverage isn’t available, so you’ll need to provide the full cost of the position upfront. This’ll give you direct ownership of the shares, and you’ll earn a profit if the share price rises above the price at which you opened your investment.

You’ll also receive shareholder rights, like voting privileges if the company grants them. Plus, you’ll be eligible to receive dividends according to how many shares in the company you own.

Discover more on how trading differs from investing

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With 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 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?

IPOs work by having a company put its shares up for sale to the public. Some common reasons for this include seeking to raise capital for business growth, decreasing or settling debts, positioning itself to better attract and retain talent, or increasing liquidity.

The IPO process starts off with a detailed audit of the company by an external resource – it must be conducted taking all the company’s financials into consideration. Next, a registration statement needs to be prepared by the business and filed with the appropriate exchange commission. If the commission grants approval, the company can then list a set number of shares at a price determined by an investment bank.

Explore what IPOs are or find out how to trade pre- and post-listing

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FAQs

All trading activity is risky – IPOs come with additional risks, including:

  • Missing important company information that might impact share prices, eg pending legal cases and intellectual property that is not patented
  • Little to no trading track record to base decisions on
  • Elevated market expectations that do not materialise
  • Companies not meeting their target market cap

Before committing to any trade, it is 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, June 2020).
2We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.
3Not all subscriptions will be available with PrimaryBid. Sign up for PrimaryBid and enable push notifications in their app to be alerted to new offerings