It has been well documented that the IPO market had a quiet 2023 due to market volatility, with activity down for the second year running. The second half of 2024 predicts an anticipated uptick in activity. As the economic outlook improves, debt markets are becoming less unstable and with interest rates declining, private equity firms, in particular, are more readily in position to deploy the capital they have built up. We feel confident that the IPO market looks set to pick up once again.
With the excitement of viewing the IPO as an attractive tool to yield returns, and the financial advantages of going public, also comes increased regulatory pressure. As stakeholders look to maximise returns, the importance of a strong governance framework underpinning an organization becomes ever more important.
As the expected surge in IPO activity looms, the demand for strategic leadership and specialized talent is likely to intensify. As market confidence rebounds in 2024 and the next wave of IPOs gains momentum, forward-thinking about the right leadership will become crucial to ensure you stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.