Shares of American cybersecurity unicorn SentinelOne started to commerce yesterday on the New York Inventory Alternate. The previous startup had raised nearly $700 million earlier than its IPO. And it priced its public debut above a raised worth interval. However even its higher-than-anticipated valuation didn’t cease shares of the corporate from closing around 20% higher.
The SentinelOne IPO is a single information level, however one that matches right into a quarters-long development of high-growth expertise firms attracting sturdy — maybe exuberant — valuations on American exchanges. The notion that America is an effective place to go public will not be information; even Chinese language tech firms dealing with what might be referred to as a valuation hole are nonetheless pursuing listings in the US.
However not each expertise startup grows up planning, and even dreaming of an American IPO. Many European firms will wind up itemizing on their native exchanges.
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Within the wake of the busy 2021 IPO cycle, The Alternate wished to higher perceive why some tech firms select to checklist in Europe over the US.
The query is pertinent due to rising enterprise capital exercise on the continent. The primary quarter of 2021 noticed document funding within the area, to the tune of $21.4 billion, according to Crunchbase News. Early information European enterprise capital exercise within the first half of 2021 is looking similarly bullish. Extra VC exercise doubtless implies extra breakout startups, which in flip ought to result in extra startup exits, a few of which shall be public choices.