Strong IPO Demand Offered One Route to Public Markets — Other Companies Opted for De-SPACs or Direct Listings

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Christopher M. Barlow Ryan J. Dzierniejko P. Michelle Gasaway Nicole Groysman

Partners Christopher Barlow, Ryan Dzierniejko and P. Michelle Gasaway and associate Nicole Groysman discuss the record year in 2021 for traditional IPOs, SPACs and direct listings. IPO companies are attracting retail investors through trading apps, opening up their roadshows to the broader public and negotiating more flexible lockups.