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Current State of IPOs in Italy

In 2008, mergermarket interviewed senior Italian corporate executives who had recently undergone an IPO, or were considering a listing in the future. 

In Q1 2009 mergermarket revisited the same respondents for updated sentiments on the Italian IPO market. This paper covers current state of play in the Italian IPO market, including reasons to list, biggest challenges, governance and advisory considerations.

In H2 2008, mergermarket canvassed the opinions of 53 senior Italian corporate executives who have either undergone an IPO on the Borsa Italiana in the past two years, or are considering a listing in the future. In Q1 2009 mergermarket revisited the same respondents in order to garner their updated sentiments on the Italian IPO market. Topics covered include the current state of play in the Italian IPO market, including the main reasons to list, the biggest challenges facing firms wishing to IPO and corporate governance and advisory considerations.

The majority of respondents expect economic downturn to either stabilize or improve over the next 12/18 months.

Respondents believe that the Manufacturing and Real Estate sectors will be the most affected by the economic downturn.