Here are the most successful IPOs from the first half of 2019
Not all IPOs are the same and some in the first half of the year have characteristics that make them loved by investors more than others. CNBC’s Leslie Picker breaks down what investors look for in promising IPOs.
The first half of 2019 was a good time for an IPO
The largest in terms of funds raised were the listings of Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Avantor and Nexi.
Taxi aggregator Uber went public on May 10 and raised $ 8.1 billion.
Lyft, another taxi-ordering service, went public on March 29, raising $ 2.3 billion.
Biomedical research device and consumable maker Avantor IPO May 17, raising $ 2.9 billion.
The IPO of the Italian bank Nexi, held on April 12, became the largest in Europe this year. The bank managed to attract $ 2.3 billion.
Visual bookmarking platform Pinterest goes public on April 18th with a $ 1.4bn listing.