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Global Overview: Size Matters

Even as PE funds, VCs, founders and corporate-led carve-outs form a widening pool of issuers, investors know what to look for: quality, liquidity and growth, according to Gareth McCartney, global co-head of ECM at UBS. Indeed, more mega-IPOs have happened in 2021 than ever before, with twice as many USD 1bn+ deals than in 2020. Europe, in particular, has seen “an unusual number of very high-quality assets coming to market”, contributing to the global frenzy, McCartney said.



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