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|Last 20 companies that have listed on ASX and NSX|
|COMPANY||CODE||DATE OF LISTING|
|NEW ZEALAND OIL & GAS LIMITED||NZO||25 Sep 20|
|NORTH STAWELL MINERALS LTD||NSM||24 Sep 20|
|PLENTI GROUP LIMITED||PLT||23 Sep 20|
|EROAD LIMITED||ERD||18 Sep 20|
|SRJ TECHNOLOGIES GROUP PLC||SRJ||18 Sep 20|
|SSR MINING INC.||SSR||17 Sep 20|
|GOLDEN RIVER MINING N.L.||16 Sep 20|
|ACCESS INNOVATION HOLDINGS LIMITED||AIM||15 Sep 20|
|MONTEM RESOURCES LIMITED.||MR1||15 Sep 20|
|VANECK VECTORS VIDEO GAMING AND ESPORTS ETF||ESP||10 Sep 20|
|VANECK VECTORS MORNINGSTAR AUSTRALIAN MOAT INCOME ETF||DVD||10 Sep 20|
|VANECK VECTORS GLOBAL HEALTHCARE LEADERS ETF||HLT||10 Sep 20|
|VANECK VECTORS MORNINGSTAR WORLD EX AUSTRALIA WIDE MOAT ETF||GOA||10 Sep 20|
|LAYBUY GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED||LBY||07 Sep 20|
|FORBIDDEN FOODS LIMITED||FFF||31 Aug 20|
|SERIES 2019-1 REDS TRUST||BA2||28 Aug 20|
|FIRSTMAC MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST NO.4 SERIES 4-2019||FM1||28 Aug 20|
|TRANSURBAN FINANCE COMPANY PTY LTD||TA1||28 Aug 20|
|MEDISECURE LIMITED||13 Aug 20|
|DUG TECHNOLOGY LTD||DUG||12 Aug 20|
A company floats when it lists on the stock exchange and sells its shares to the public by way of a prospectus.
What is a prospectus?
Listing or “going public” means the company has to comply with the stock exchange’s listing rules when it floats and issue a prospectus. The prospectus is an invitation to the public to buy shares in the company and thus raise money for working capital or acquisitions. It explains in some detail what the company intends to do with the money it raises.
Floating a company on a stock exchange is costly and complex and many companies avoid it to some extent by merging with an existing entity that has failed. They thus gain “back door entry” to the exchange.
Should I invest in a new float?
Not so long ago a specialist website service monitored new company floats over a number of years and concluded investors would be better off avoiding new floats. We agree unless you are an experienced investor. Pacific Brands, Boart Longyear and Repco are examples of companies that were leveraged up and listed at high multiples, before subsequently collapsing.
The “average” investor should be wary of investing in start up and small companies. Stock exchanges serve as a nursery for small companies, some of which prosper and grow, while many others fall by the wayside. If you are contemplating investing in a new company, we recommend you research it thoroughly first and obtain investment advice from a broker.
Downloading details of floats?
We have been following the outcomes of floats on ASX since 2003. Details are available in Excel files to members and prepaid members. These files provide the following data for each company:
Float day opening price
Float day closing price
Date of first name change
Events subsequent to float (to 2014)
Status early January 2017
Current ASX Code
(Note: all files are for the calendar year and were last updated early January 2020)
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