City Views | Do you think the London IPO market has recovered?

JULIAN PERLMUTTER | SIMONS & SIMONS
They certainly have not recovered. I think people are becoming more realistic and are acclimatising to a much more difficult market environment. We’re seeing some resurgence but there are also fewer deals coming from key emerging markets.

TOBIAS STEED | CAN OF WORMS ENTERPRISES
It appears to be having some energy but it still has a long way to go to compete with New York. Let’s hope initiatives like this will infuse investors with a desire to place their IPOs in London.

GIOVANNI SANFELICE | BARABINO & PARTNERS
The London Stock Exchange has to be more welcoming and flexible with companies from smaller markets. In a global market, if you want to deal with investors you have to be in the right place – this is a good chance for London to be the market for European IPOs.