new issues, new issue, bonds, IPO, initial public offering A New Issue, sometimes called an IPO, can present a unique opportunity for investors. Find out more information on New Issues from Barclays Stockbrokers.
IPOs and New Issues

IPO Stocks & New Share Issues

Access investments before they become available on the secondary market.

Types of New issues

New issues come in two main forms: New Retail Bonds or Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

New Retail Bonds are sometimes called Fixed Income new Issues. They are new bonds issued by existing companies and are issued to raise money for the company. When you invest in these, you receive fixed interest payments in return for your investment. Your capital will also be repaid at a set date, known as the redemption date.

IPOs generally mark the first sale of ‘stock’ (shares) by a privately owned company. The company issues IPOs in order to gain a listing on the stock market.

Investing in both types of new issues carries a significant degree of risk. The value of your investment may fall significantly after the new issue becomes available on the market. Before investing in new issues please read our allocation policy.

Current IPOs/New Issues

Company name ​Offer type ​Current position
Apax Global Alpha Limited
Initial Public Offering
​This offer is now open ​​More on this offer
Wasps Finance plc
​ New Bond Issue This offer is now closed More on this offer

Barclays Stockbrokers is providing the information set out on this page so as to inform clients as to current market speculation and rumour of companies that may at some point in the near future offer shares to the public and apply for a stock market listing. This does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for shares in any such companies. No person should subscribe for or purchase any securities in any of the companies referred to above except on the basis of information contained in any prospectus (or other equivalent information (if applicable) issued by the relevant company) relating to such securities.

This information does not constitute an offer or recommendation concerning any securities in any of the companies referred to above (even if historically Barclays Stockbrokers have provided you with investment advice and holds information relating to your position).

IPO Video

In this video Alastair Thaw, Director, Barclays Stockbrokers gets to grips with IPOs – what they are, how to invest and their risks and rewards.

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  • Investing in both types of New Issues carries a significant degree of risk
  • The value of your investment may fall significantly after the new issue becomes available on the market
  • Before investing in New Issues please read our allocation policy.

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IPO guide

Our quick guide is designed to give you useful information about Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

Guide to IPOs

IPO guide [PDF, 2.13MB]

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