Deutsche Bank sees Nordic IPOs bouncing back from lull next year

2022 has brought a sharp decline in initial public offerings in the Nordics, and funding rounds at some firms like Klarna have also shrunk. However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, says Deutsche Bank’s Nordic lead.

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Last year’s new listings hot-spot in the Nordics has fallen quiet, but Deutsche Bank AG’s regional head expects the market to revive before the first half of 2023 is done.

Plummeting equity valuations and the gloom surrounding the region’s tech-heavy startup scene aren’t going to have a long-term negative effect on the outlook for fundraising, according to Jan Olsson, who oversees Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden for the lender.

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