Going public for a company means first of all to be able to raise fresh capital. But IPOs can end in disaster, too.
IPOs, or initial public offerings, turns private companies into public entities accountable to shareholders. This page collates the latest DW content on the topic.
Music streaming service Spotify decided to forego a big advertising campaign and the tradition of ringing the opening bell at its IPO today, but it catched the public attention regardless. Investors awaited the stock market debut with a mix of exitment and caution.
The IPO of Siemen's Healthinneers med tech business was initially tipped to be one of the biggest in Germany, but the debut turned out to be much more modest. The sale is part of Siemens' CEO Joe Kaeser's major re-tooling of Europe's top engineering company.