ASX IPO Activity: 2020 Year in Review

BDO Australia presents an ASX IPO Activity report for 2020.

The ASX is one of the largest stock exchanges globally with over 2,200 listed companies, continuing to attract many successful local and international companies each year.

In this report, we take a look at the ASX on the global stage and provide an overview of capital markets and IPO activity. Given 2020 was an eventful year for Australian and global economies it’s not surprising that Australian IPO activity was markedly split between the first and second halves of the year, with the latter seeing record-breaking activity.

The ASX IPO Activity 2020 Year in Review also explores the landscape more deeply, with valuable insights including:

  • Once listed, what’s it like for a public company? We spoke to the CFO’s from Zebit and Aroa - who we recently provided IPO advice for – on what’s worked well, what didn’t and what life is like as a public company.
  • We put a spotlight on technology companies and discuss why the ASX is fast becoming a ‘mini-NASDAQ’ for technology firms

Click below to download the IPO Activity Report



Key insights

IPO’s on the ASX 2020 (by month)

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Volume of IPO’s on the ASX by sector (2020)

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Listing on the ASX is a rewarding yet challenging process for a company. For many companies, going public can represent the pinnacle in a company’s long history. For others, an IPO is the beginning of a new stage and catalyst for growth. At BDO, we have extensive experience advising clients through the IPO process. If you are considering a listing, BDO is here to help.

Further resources:

To read about what it’s like to list, read our BDO ASX Listing Guide 2024.

To view a selection of our recent deals and experience read our Transaction Services Australasian Snapshots 2020.

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