In Spain, there has been a kind of urban legend that IPOs don’t work and investors end up losing money. This has possibly been the case in the past, but not now. And perhaps this is because most of the current IPOs are almost exclusively aimed at institutional investors, so operations need to be more fine-tuned.
Spanish automotives parts’ manufacturer Gestamp will make its stock market listing on April 7. The preliminary price range is 5,60-6,70 euros, which values the company at 3.540 billion euros at the middle range. The operation will be positive for the Spanish bourse, where there are not a lot of industrial companies.