IPO Of The Year


HOSTED BY      Kempen



This award recognises a company that has successfully completed a significant, impactful or transformational IPO on any international exchange.
It is open to European life science companies only.

Qualifying criteria

  • Must be a public company
  • Must have raised the funds in the period between 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2020
  • Must be a company with a European headquarters
  • Must be an IPO (primary, up-listing or dual-listing) NOT a secondary placement or follow-on 

Judges will be paying particular attention to:

  • Amount of funds raised
  • Process / speed / allocation fulfilment of securing of significant new funds
  • Level / reputation of new investor(s) attracted
  • Post-finance allocation / use of proceeds
  • Level of value creation / value realisation from raise