Interest in law firm IPOs on the rise as new research finds growing approval for external funding

Twenty percent of top 100 law firm financial directors would now consider an IPO, up from just 4% four years ago

More law firms than ever are considering listing on the stock market in order to raise funds, according to a new survey of finance directors (FDs) at the UK top 100 law firms.

The research, carried out by Thomson Reuters, found that one fifth of finance directors (FDs) at the UK’s 100 largest law firms would now consider an initial public offering (IPO), compared with just 4% in 2013-14.

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