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IPOs, share offers and bond launches

The latest Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), share offers and bond launches available through Hargreaves Lansdown

IPOs, share offers and bond launches offer an exciting opportunity for investors. You could be among the first to own shares in a major global brand or you could secure a significant yield from a company you know and trust.

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Important information: We do not offer advice on the suitability of any IPOs for you. Like any investment, there are risks and it is vital that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Any decision to invest in an IPO, share offer or bond launch should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus, and any supplement thereto. If you have any doubts about its suitability, please seek expert advice. The value of all investments can fall as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invested.

Announced IPOs

Name Description Potential value Action
British Car Auctions British Car Auctions has elected not to proceed at this time with a public offering. They may revisit this decision in due course. £1.2 billion Register for IPO alerts
Jimmy Choo Final Offer Price set at 140p. Shares began trading on the London Stock Exchange on 17 October on a 'When Issued' basis. £545 million View share factsheet
Virgin Money Virgin Money has elected not to proceed at this time with a public offering. They may revisit this decision in due course. £2 billion Register for IPO alerts

Rumoured IPOs

Name Description Potential value Action
Center Parcs Owners Blackstone are rumoured to have appointed Rathbones ahead of a potential IPO or private sale. Center Parcs opened its first holiday village in 1987 and now attracts 1.7 million guests each year. £2 billion Register for IPO alerts
Countrywide Developer of new houses and apartments in many parts of the UK is rumoured to have appointed STJ ahead of a potential stock market listing. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
McCarthy & Stone Britain's biggest retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone may revisit plans from 2012 to list on the market. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
Brighthouse The provider of low-income customers with weekly payment plans on household products such as sofas, microwaves and televisions. £750 million Register for IPO alerts
United Biscuits Maker of McVitie's biscuits, Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets could pursue a stock market listing should takeover bids from San Miguel fail to materialise. £2 billion Register for IPO alerts
EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) An IPO of the UK’s largest mobile operator seems to be on hold for the time being, but isn’t being ruled out by part-owner Deutsche Telekom. £5 billion Register for IPO alerts
DFS An IPO from the sofa retailer is expected towards the end of 2014. £1 billion Register for IPO alerts

For any IPOs not detailed in this section which you are interested in, please contact our dealing desk on 0117 980 9800 and we will investigate whether you are able to participate in the IPO.


Why invest in IPOs, share offers and new bond launches through Hargreaves Lansdown?

  • Low cost

    Free to apply for IPOs, share offers and bond launches available through the Hargreaves Lansdown IPO service.

  • Expertise

    We have been involved in almost every major UK IPO and share offer available to private investors in recent years. In addition, we were instrumental in launching the first corporate bond for retail investors in 2010.

  • Flexibility

    Apply for an IPO, share offer or bond launch through the Vantage ISA, Junior ISA, SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension) or Fund & Share Account. Please be aware some IPOs or bond launches may be restricted to a single account.

  • Access to a wide range of IPOs

    Get access to share offers and IPOs, or bond, fund and investment trust launches. If you have heard of an IPO or share offer not showing online, call us and we’ll use our contacts to try and get you involved.


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Risk and return

During the period between the Intention to Float announcement and the start of the Offer Period, the intention may be withdrawn. Any publication of an IPO or bond launch on our website is not an endorsement of the issue, nor is it solicitation for interest in the issue. Any decision to invest in an IPO should be made solely on the basis of the Prospectus, and supplementary information. The specific risks will be detailed in the Prospectus but the value of all investments can fall as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invested.

Dividends are not guaranteed and, if paid, are variable. Companies subject to an IPO may not have a long track record and could be difficult to value or calculate a fair price for. IPOs and bond launches are therefore only likely to be a consideration for more diverse, larger portfolios. In many IPOs you will not know the purchase price before you commit to buy and therefore might end up buying at a higher price than you wished.

If you have any doubts about the suitability of an IPO for your circumstances you should seek expert advice.

Online IPO service coverage

Where possible the Hargreaves Lansdown IPO service will attempt to cover every IPO, share offer and bond launch available to retail investors. However due to the size and specialist nature of certain IPOs, share offers and bond launches, it is not always possible. For IPOs not available via our IPO service, but where we can still apply on behalf of clients, we will make them available on a 'telephone only' basis, extra costs may apply.

If an IPO is not available to private investors, we will not be able to apply online or by telephone.

For any IPOs not detailed in this section which you are interested in, please contact our dealing desk on 0117 980 9800 and we will investigate whether you are able to participate in the IPO.

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