The 7 Biggest IPOs Ever

Curious what the biggest IPOs in history are? The moment when a company makes its public debut on the stock market is called an initial public offering, or IPO for short. For many organizations this step is the final result of months or years of hard work, which can significantly boost revenue in just a matter of hours.

We would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the 7 biggest IPOs in history, in a style similar to our coverage of the world’s most valuable brands. Let’s take a look at the countdown.

No. 7:  – November 17, 1996

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When Deutsche Telekom AG, a German telecommunications empire, issued its IPO in the autumn of ’96, it was going to be a historical moment for the European stock market. The 713 million shares released by Deutsche Telekom would raise $12.48 billion by the end of the day.

See the rest of the world’s biggest IPOs on the following pages: