After a sluggish 2016, the global technology IPO market rebounded in 2017 against the backdrop of a stable economy, strong performance of capital markets, and decreasing market volatility in many regions. The total proceeds reached US$25.1 billion with the number of IPOs reaching 100. The Asian market continued to dominate, contributing 65% of the total listings for the year. The China IPO market outpaced the United States with the number of listings; however, a lack of a mega IPO in China left that market unable to match the proceeding of total US IPOs.
China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, which has been a large part of the investment landscape across a swathe of the world for four years, will become increasingly important.This paper summarizes Deloitte’s key BRI insights for 2018, and also defines how industry players can best position themselves to seize the ever-widening range of BRI investment opportunities.