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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.

Rumoured IPOs

Name Description Potential value Action
Center Parcs The company is currently seeking a buyer, if one doesn't materialise an IPO may be considered, valuing the company at around £2.5 billion. £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
Lloyds & RBS The Prime Minister has announced, if the Conservatives are re-elected, they will sell a further £9bn of Lloyds Banking Group shares within a year which will include a retail share offer to the general public. N/A Register for IPO alerts
Ferrari Main listing to be on the NYSE, however the company a rumoured to be looking at also listing in either London or Milan. This could open up the IPO to UK investors. £7 billion Register for IPO alerts
Tesco Bank Founded in 1997 Tesco bank has 6m customers and announced profits of £102m for the first half of 2014/15 financial year. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
Viiv Healthcare HIV research company jointly owned by GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Shionogi. £12 - 18 billion Register for IPO alerts
First Utility Britain's largest independent electricity and gas supplier with over 700,000 customers, is rumourewd to be considering an IPO to help finace expansion in Europe. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Currently owned by National Australia Bank. Has over 320 branches across the North of England, the Midlands and Scotland. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
Sophos Having previous considered an IPO in 2007 and 2009, the IT security firm is rumoured to be looking at listing after the General Election. £1 billion Register for IPO alerts
Moy Park UK and European poultry producer, employing over 10,600 people. £1 billion Register for IPO alerts
Gala Coral The UK's third largest bookmaker and largest bingo operator £2 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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