Most of the business tycoons on stock exchange markets like Alphabet and Apple were once small private companies. To become public and be listed on the stock exchange, these companies had to undergo a process that is called an initial public offering or IPO. Many companies go for an IPO. Some of them see a massive boost in their stock price, while others suffer a fallout. Hence, as an investor, you have to make an educated guess considering the ongoing projects and future prospects before you invest in a company. Here are some promising upcoming IPOs:
Even if you aren’t invested in gaming or crypto, you might have heard about the online chat start-up that took the world by storm during the COVID-19 era.
With innovative ideas like screen sharing, secure and instant messages, a high level of customization, and group calls in which you can add as many people as you like, Discord evolved from a gaming-related comms system and expanded into a globally recognized platform that also covers entertainment, education, investment, and sports communities.
When a tech giant like Microsoft is interested in buying you out, it definitely means that you have potential. But Discord turned down Microsoft's offer and has recently decided to become public. With red-hot growth, including 140 million+ active users and funding north of 15 billion dollars, you can safely bet on Discord to be an even bigger hit and worth investing in after its IPO.
Another company that enjoyed a significant amount of success during the pandemic is the online grocery-delivery service Instacart.
After the company filed for an IPO with the SEC on 11th May this year, the company not only turned the heads of customers but potential investors as well. You might have a valid argument if you compare Instacart with other grocery-delivery services that collapsed since the wane of COVID-19. But the company is diversifying its offerings and significantly improving the customers' experience with top-tier technology.
The company's acquisition of Caper AI makes it a giant candidate to become this year's biggest debut. While other retailers lack this technology, Instacart is developing a smart cart that will recognise the product you place in it and charge you automatically for the purchase.
Hence, if you decide to invest in Instacart after its IPO, there is more than a high chance that you won't regret your decision.
You might have invested in Virgin Australia before the pandemic and considered that decision as the biggest regret of your life after the company fell into administration and deserted its shareholders.
But ever since it was bought back by Bain Capital, things have changed. This time around, the company and its future shareholders have a chance to make a decent amount of money from their investment. The CEO is optimistic that not only will the company boost the shareholders' profits, but also make a mark in the ASX. Currently, the airline is performing as well as its competitor, Qantas Airways Limited, if not more.
The IPO, according to the airline's boss, is a lot faster than they anticipated and nothing less than an extraordinary achievement.
Jaguar Land Rover
The automotive industry has seen an abrupt change, especially with the immense success of Tesla. Now, every company, including Tata Motors, is thinking of starting electric vehicles in an attempt to bridge the gap between them and Tesla. Well, Tata Motors needed cash for that, and as a result, they decided to make Jaguar Land Rover public and list it on the London Stock Exchange.
Similar to the Volkswagen-Porsche scenario, this IPO will not only benefit the companies, but will also give the future shareholders their money's worth and unlock their value. Currently, Jaguar Land Rover is making great headway, with record sales all around the world. The company's Range Rover Evoque was named the North American Truck of the year in Detroit in January.
To summarise, there is potential in investing in Jaguar Land Rovers after the company's IPO.
BrewDog hasn't been listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) yet, but after its expected IPO in 2023, there is great potential in store for shareholders and investors.
And why wouldn't it be, considering the company's recent performance and future prospects? The company announced an initial plan to go public in 2018, but then decided that it wasn't the right time. Now, the UK's biggest craft beer brewer could land at a potential valuation of as much as 2 billion pounds after the IPO.
Whether it's the quirky names, the distinctive “punk” branding, the slick website and app, or just the luscious taste, the brand has an immense clientele not only in the UK but around the world as well. The company's owners are ambitious, and to fulfil these aspirations, the company has decided to go public in the near future. Whether you want to be a part of their success story is up to you.
Seeing other countries flourish partly because of their stock market, India thought, “why should we be left behind?” Now, the Indian stock market, although not as profitable as the stock exchange of the US, UK, and Australia, is still pretty promising. And a great deal of credit for this goes to startups like Snapdeal.
Snapdeal's IPO is one of the most awaited public offerings in India, and the listing of Snapdeal on the Indian stock exchange will not only bolster the market but will also line the pockets of potential shareholders.
Snapdeal is based on the unique idea of focusing on value-for-money goods instead of targeting high-value customers who go for branded items. As a result, Snapdeal is currently the best provider for a market that is almost 3 times bigger than the one targeted by Amazon and Flipkart. And the cherry on top? Snapdeal does not have a serious competitor in the local market. Moreover, the company is funded by giants like Alibaba Group, eBay, Foxconn, and BlackRock, all of which have faith in Snapdeal that it will excel.
For these reasons, it is definitely worth grabbing a few of the 30.7 million shares that the company will offer after its IPO.
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