Advent International is planning to carry out IPO for InPost
Advent International, a company that buys goods, is most likely considering an IPO InPost, which supplies postal lockers to the company in Poland. This information was obtained by Bloomberg from anonymous sources.
Advent commented on the news and said who was interested in the deal. Among them are Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase.
According to the plan, the quotation of shares should have started before 2021, but the company was in no hurry, because it prefers to take into account the market situation that will develop at that time. If the situation is generally positive, several more banks will join the agreement.
Bloomberg says that InPost provides postal services for residents of Poland throughout its territory. To send and receive parcels, customers can use mail lockers, which are already located in the country more than 8000. Courier services are also available at an additional cost.
If all goes well, InPost will be valued at several billion dollars. This will be one of the largest agreements concluded in the EU in recent times, according to Bloomberg. Advent has gained a lot of trust among investors thanks to the IPO Allegro, held earlier and which was a huge success.
According to Bloomberg, as a result of the IPO for Allegro, the company's share price has doubled in price. This case is significant not only for investors, but also for Advent itself, which has now realized that e-commerce has a future, thanks to the pandemic in particular. The population has not been able to return to normal life for more than a year and is increasingly forced to shop online.
After such impressive news, investors have grown considerable interest in InPost, although so far no significant decisions on the deal have been made. And it is not known at all whether the takeover will take place.
The pandemic has been going on for a year, and people are increasingly transferring their daily lives online. According to a recent survey, 70% of shoppers will choose a store where they can make contactless and secure payments.
Moreover, users have begun to value their efforts and time even more, and now they are willing to pay more for the purchase if they do not have to leave the house to get it.