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An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is when a company lists its shares on a stock exchange for the first time. An IPO is typically done to raise money to fund a company’s future growth, or allow existing shareholders to sell their shares.

IPOs can offer exciting opportunities for investors. It’s often the first chance to invest in a major, global brand.

Until a company formally announces its intention to float on the stock market, IPOs are shrouded in secrecy, with only rumours to go on.

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IPOs aren’t always open to private investors but once confirmed, an IPO can happen very quickly, with investors only having a week or two to apply.

Below we look at five companies said to be considering an IPO soon.

If you’re interested and want to participate, register for our free IPO alerts and you could be the first to hear about any IPOs available online through Hargreaves Lansdown.

Please remember that the value of investments, including companies listing through an IPO, can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you invest.

Aston Martin

Owned by a combination of Kuwaiti and private equity investors, the James Bond icon is said to be considering a £5bn London listing this year.

The group delivered over 5,000 vehicles last year, the first time it’s done so since 2008.

Management expect to beat previous guidance for 2018 by £180m of EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) on £840m of revenues, as retail sales jumped 58%.

An IPO this year would come ahead of Aston Martin’s entry into the increasingly popular SUV category.

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Production of the DBX is expected to start at the group’s Welsh manufacturing facility by 2019.

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Sky Betting & Gaming

It’s the second year in a row the SkyBet owner has made it onto this list.

Private Equity firm CVC bought an 80% stake in Sky’s betting arm back in 2014, and there were rumours an IPO was on the cards in September 2016.

However, while CEO Richard Flint acknowledged CVC will be looking to exit at some point, and an IPO is a possibility, no timescale was given.

21st Century Fox’s planned acquisition of Sky, and Disney’s subsequent bid for Fox, has altered the situation somewhat.

Sky still owns 20% of the business and it’s unclear whether Disney will choose to keep SkyBet following the acquisition.

The group has no gambling operations elsewhere, and faces strict regulation in the US.

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It pulled licences to use Star Wars and Marvel intellectual property in slot machines in the US, as it seeks to protect its family friendly image. That might put an IPO back on the cards.

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MRH

MRH is a long way from being a household name, but as the UK’s largest independent petrol retailer there’s a fairly strong chance you’ve visited one of the group’s 450+ petrol stations.

The group serves 2.5m customers every week, and its partnerships with BP, Shell and Esso see it sell up to 2.5bn litres of fuel a year. Petrol sales are supplemented by the group’s Hurst convenience stores (of which there are 296) and retail partnerships with Costa, Greggs and Subway.

MRH is currently owned by private equity group Lone Star, which acquired it in 2016.

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Saudi Aramco

The back and forth on the possible IPO of the Saudi state oil company looks like it will stretch further into 2018.

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Saudi Aramco recently changed its legal status in preparation for what would be the largest initial public offering in history. The Saudi Arabian government has valued the group at as much as $2tn, although some industry analysts have suggested a lower price.

While the shares look likely to list on the domestic Tadawul stock exchange, it’s not yet clear whether this will be accompanied by an off-market sale to a few large investors or a public listing on an international exchange.

If a public offering wins out, London, New York and Hong Kong are all said to be in with a chance of being the new home for at least part of this oil giant.

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GEMS Education

GEMS is an international private school group, led by former Eton headmaster Tony Little, with 250 schools in 13 countries.

Founded in Dubai, the Middle East remains the group’s centre of gravity.

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But schools in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America mean it’s an increasingly global operation, with 6 distinct curricula.

High end education has proven good for the group’s books with revenue growing 17% in 2016 to $926.2m.

It’s currently owned by a coalition of investment funds, with the owners said to be considering a $4.5bn-$5bn float this year.

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You could be the first to hear about any IPOs available through Hargreaves Lansdown.

IPOs aren’t always open to private investors but when they are they happen very quickly, without much warning and some private investors miss the opportunity to find out more and participate.

Any publication of an IPO on our website is not an endorsement of the issue.

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Your decision to invest in an IPO should be made solely on the basis of the Prospectus, and any supplementary information. The specific risks will be detailed in the Prospectus.

Companies subject to an IPO may not have a long track record and could be difficult to value or calculate a fair price for.

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IPOs and bond launches are therefore only likely to be a consideration for more diverse, larger portfolios. In many IPOs you will not know the purchase price before you commit to buy and therefore might end up buying at a higher price than you wished.

All investments can fall as well as rise in value.

Register now for our IPO email alerts direct to your inbox to make sure you are kept informed of IPOs available online through Hargreaves Lansdown.

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Remember this is not personal advice – you will need to make your own decision on whether it is right for you to invest. If you have any doubts as to the suitability of an investment for your circumstances you should seek expert advice.

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