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European IPO Activity Still Surging; Total Value of Deals Jumped by 330% YoY to $89B



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After a record-breaking first half of the year, global IPO activity has slowed down in the third quarter, driven by inflation concerns, tightening of the monetary policies by central banks, supply chain disruptions, and worries about the post lockdown economic recovery. Although the total value of deals hit $112.3bn, down from $122.3bn in the same period a year ago, it was still the most active Q3 in recent years in Europe and the United Kingdom.

According to data presented by StockApps, the European IPO activity jumped by 330% YoY, with the combined value of deals reaching $89bn last week.

Total Value of Deals 75% Higher than in the Last Two Years Combined

While the global IPO activity slowed down over the past few months, following a generally quieter summer period and a pause for Chinese IPOs in the US, the European market has seen a variety of businesses coming to the market across different sectors, including financials, healthcare, technology, consumer and industrials.

The Wall Street Journal and Dealogic data also showed that Europe witnessed much stronger IPO activity and bigger YoY growth than other regions. Over the past ten months, the total value of IPO deals in the European market hit $89bn, or 75% higher than in 2019 and 2020 combined.

US companies raised $218.2bn in IPO deals since the beginning of the year, 101% more than in the same period a year ago. The total value of deals in the Asian market jumped by 46% YoY to $132.2bn as of last week. The Middle East and Africa also witnessed impressive growth, with the total value of IPOs soaring by 320% YoY to $12.2bn.

Statistics show JP Morgan is the number one advisor on IPOs in Europe this year, with $9.22bn worth of deals year-to-date. Goldman Sachs ranked second on Europe’s IPOs bookrunner list, with $5.86bn worth of deals between January and October. City and Morgan Stanley follow, with $5.56bn and $5.07bn, respectively.

Tech Companies Lead in IPOs, Total Value of Deals hit $25.6B YTD

Although all the largest sectors in the European market saw impressive year-over-year growth, statistics show the tech industry still leads in the total value of IPO deals. Over the past ten months, European tech companies completed $25.6bn worth of IPOs, significantly up from $9.3bn in the year-ago period.

European finance companies have raised almost $17.5bn through initial public offerings since January, showing a massive 962% increase YoY.

The healthcare sector witnessed $8.34bn worth of IPO deals over the past ten months, a fourfold increase compared to the same period a year ago. Utility and Energy sectors follow, with $4.8bn, and $4.69bn, respectively.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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AIICO, Access, WAPIC, Others Gain Even as More Stocks Closed in Red



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More stocks closed in the red despite AIICO, Access Bank and others closing in the green on Tuesday. The sell-off in the banking stocks ahead of the December holidays further dragged on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Tuesday.

Investors exchanged 224,910,096 shares worth N3.708 billion in 4,331 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday, against 213,126,324 shares valued at N2.359 billion that were traded in 4,105 transactions on Monday.

Market value of listed equities dipped to N22.567 trillion on Tuesday, while All-Share Index sheds 0.05 percent to 43,248.05 index points.

A total of 12 stocks closed in the green against 24 that closed in the red. The Exchange Year-to-date return drop slightly further to 7.39 percent.

Sectorial analysis showed the NGX Banking Index gained 26bps on ACCESS (+4.40%), ETI (+3.73%) and UBA (+0.63%). Losers included UBN (-6.19%), WEMABANK (-1.25%) and ZENITHBANK (-1.03%).

The NGX Consumer Goods Index lost 21bps on HONYFLOUR (-1.25%), DANGSUGAR (-1.22%), PZ (-0.83%), and GUINNESS (-0.82%).  NASCON (+0.35%) was a gainer in that space today.

The NGX Oil and Gas Index lost 40bps on OANDO (-2.04%). The NGX Industrial index shed 4bps on WAPCO (-0.60%). See other details below.

Top Five Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
AIICO N 0.76 N 0.83 0.07 9.21 %
ACCESS N 9.10 N 9.50 0.40 4.40 %
WAPIC N 0.48 N 0.50 0.02 4.17 %
ETI N 8.05 N 8.35 0.30 3.73 %
FCMB N 3.00 N 3.10 0.10 3.33 %

Top Five Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPDCREIT N 4.55 N 4.10 -0.45 -9.89 %
IKEJAHOTEL N 1.35 N 1.22 -0.13 -9.63 %
UPDC N 1.18 N 1.07 -0.11 -9.32 %
CHAMS N 0.22 N 0.20 -0.02 -9.09 %
UBN N 4.85 N 4.55 -0.30 -6.19 %

Top Five Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 42181454.00 389702768.45
ZENITHBANK 38967176.00 935403621.60
FBNH 16894152.00 198726807.40
GTCO 16670783.00 413978634.60
AIICO 12856166.00 10513305.13

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Tesla Stock Rises, Elon Musk Now $12bn Richer



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Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla went up by more than 5% on Monday, making the billionaire Tesla Chief Executive Officer about $12 billion richer.

This came after Musk encouraged employees to reduce the costs of delivery, also amid reports that the automobile company will be kicking off production at its Gigafactory located in Germany within the next few days.

The Tesla stock has been on the move recently, and on Monday it went up by more than 5% to now sit at about $1,137 per share. The automobile company’s shares are depending on the news that the company will begin production at its first factory situated in Europe. The operation of the factory in Germany is a major leap for the company, as it aims to ramp up its production capacity.

A German automobile news site reported that Tesla’s new manufacturing facility in the country is anticipated to be given environmental permits, and will therefore begin production within the next few days.

In the initial plans, production should have begun in the summer of 2021 but construction of the factory was had been held back due to staunch opposition from environmental activists who did not agree with the construction of another factory.

Another reason for the rise in Tesla stock is a memo that CEO Elon Musk sent out to the company employees, where he encouraged them to place their focus on minimizing the cost of deliveries rather than rushing out the orders just to meet sales targets.

The rise in Tesla’s stock on Monday has seen the company’s CEO Elon Musk’s fortune go up by over $12 billion. According to Forbes’ estimates, the billionaire CEO’s net worth has now risen to $295 billion. The richest man in the world saw his worth rise by approximately $12.8 billion.

This year, Tesla’s stock has risen a total of 56% and the automobile company has a market valuation of about $1.14 trillion.


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NGX Opens the Week in Red



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The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) All-Share Index open the new week in the red as 21 stocks lost points against 14 stocks that gained.

Investors exchanged 213,126,324 shares worth N2.359 billion in 4,105 transactions during the trading hours of Monday. NGX All-Share index depreciated by 0.09 percent to 43,270.94 index points while the market value of all listed equities dipped to N22.5 trillion.

Sectorial performance showed, the NGX Banking Index lost 18bps on FIDELITYBK (-1.57%), UBA (-1.23%) and ZENITHBANK (-0.62%).  Gainers were UNITYBNK (+1.92%), ACCESS (+1.11%) and UBN (+1.04%).

The NGX Consumer Goods Index closed down 23bps on INTBREW (-4.00%), PZ (-1.64%), and FLOURMILL (-0.34%).  Gainers were VITAFOAM (+1.86%) and HONYFLOUR (+1.01%).

The NGX Oil and Gas Index lost 56bps on OANDO (-2.78%) and the NGX Industrial index closed flat. See other details below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
AIICO N 0.70 N 0.76 0.06 8.57 %
LIVINGTRUST N 0.88 N 0.95 0.07 7.95 %
VERITASKAP N 0.21 N 0.22 0.01 4.76 %
ABCTRANS N 0.33 N 0.34 0.01 3.03 %
COURTVILLE N 0.39 N 0.40 0.01 2.56 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPDC N 1.31 N 1.18 -0.13 -9.92 %
UPDCREIT N 5.05 N 4.55 -0.50 -9.90 %
CHIPLC N 0.55 N 0.51 -0.04 -7.27 %
REGALINS N 0.42 N 0.40 -0.02 -4.76 %
WAPIC N 0.50 N 0.48 -0.02 -4.00 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FCMB 58454159.00 179917656.01
AIICO 13506766.00 10386849.32
ZENITHBANK 12777540.00 308695312.45
GTCO 12388518.00 309673484.65
ACCESS 10902798.00 98519241.15

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