Tech stocks around the world have been booming to all-time highs this year, driving dozens of headline-grabbing listings on the public stock markets from Lemonade to Snowflake.
The exception to this trend has been across Europe, which has been in a relative initial public offering (IPO) desert. Only 16 tech companies floated in Europe in the year to September, the lowest in more than a decade.
Still, there are now some signs that the European IPO market is waking up.
Late last week, Bloomberg reported that London-born Deliveroo was eyeing a public listing for 2021. Earlier in the month, The Hut Group scored the biggest tech listing in London since 2015.
And it’s not just these two either; startups like Klarna, Allegro and Huuge Games have also said publicly that they are planning to IPO, suggesting there is a strong pipeline.
Meanwhile, one person at the London Stock Exchange told Sifted they haven’t “seen