Private equity’s dash for the exits

Low interest rates are fuelling the IPO boom, with investors plumping for riskier assets in the search for returns. But does private equity know something retail investors don't?

The long dormant IPO market has burst to life, with Australia swiftly following the lead set by the US.

If the mooted listings for the rest of the year proceed, 2013 could be the best year for floats in Australia since 2007 – a remarkable feat given the stale market environment just three months ago.


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