Why I registered for the Medibank IPO

When Medibank Private lists on the ASX at the end of the year, it will unleash not only a plethora of poor health puns, it will also make public the largest private health insurer in the country. Registrations to receive the prospectus are now open and I’ve just signed up.I’m not usually keen on IPOs – in fact, I’ve never bought into one – but there are a few reasons this one could be better than average.For a start, there’s a good chance the issue could be mispriced. For most analysts and brokers, valuing Medibank will probably involve taking last...

When Medibank Private lists on the ASX at the end of the year, it will unleash not only a plethora of poor health puns, it will also make public the largest private health insurer in the country. Registrations to receive the prospectus are now open and I’ve just signed up.

I’m not usually keen on IPOs – in fact, I’ve never bought into one – but there are a few reasons this one could be better than average.

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