SGX set to see more IPOs this year, say experts

Listings driven by firms in growth sectors such as healthcare, tech

The Singapore Exchange expects more companies to come into the market this year, with more tech and real estate companies likely to list. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Singapore Exchange expects more companies to come into the market this year, with more tech and real estate companies likely to list. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Singapore Exchange expects more companies to come into the market this year, with more tech and real estate companies likely to list. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
MS ENG-KWOK SEAT MOEY, GROUP HEAD OF CAPITAL MARKETS AT DBS BANK.
The Singapore Exchange expects more companies to come into the market this year, with more tech and real estate companies likely to list. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
MS TAY HWEE LING, DISRUPTIVE EVENTS ADVISORY LEADER AT DELOITTE SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND SINGAPORE, ON TECH FIRM IPOS.

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit firms in many industries but also presented new opportunities to flourish for those in growth sectors.

These effects are likely to spill over into Singapore's initial public offering (IPO) market, which is expected to see more listings this year by larger companies in businesses such as healthcare, technology, and food and beverage, capital markets experts told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2021, with the headline 'SGX set to see more IPOs this year, say experts'. Subscribe