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IPOs, share offers and bond launches

IPOs, share offers and bond launches

Latest Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), share offers and bond launches available via Hargreaves Lansdown

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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.

Current Bond Launches

Name Status Action
Burford Capital PLC 6.125% 2024 Retail Bond Applications now closed Find out more

Please note: These are the expected timetables and applications may close early, without prior warning.

Expected IPOs

Name Status Timetable Action
Lloyds Share Offer HM Treasury has announced plans to sell at least £2 billion of Lloyds shares to private investors by way of a share offer. George Osborne has said Lloyds will now be sold once 'turbulent markets have calmed down'. TBC Register your interest

Rumoured IPOs

Name Description Potential value Action
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
First Utility Britain's largest independent electricity and gas supplier, with over 800,000 customers, could list on the stock market in 2016. £500m Register for IPO alerts
Biffa The UK-focused waste collection company, is rumoured to be considering listing the company in 2016. £1 billion Register for IPO alerts
Krispy Kreme The company are rumoured to be have appointed banks with the aim of listing on the stock market in 2016. Unknown Register for IPO alerts
Hotel Chocolat The company are rumoured to planning on listing the company’s shares on the AIM market later this year. £50 million 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.

Find out more about how IPOs, share offers and bond launches work