The fastest floats ever - ranked

Intel did it in three years. HDFC Bank inside a year. Here are the companies that went public the fastest
BizAge News Team

What's the record speed a startup's gone from founded to floated? New research by Tide, a provider of business current accounts, reveals the all-time leaderboard.

Number one? HDFC Bank, currently India's largest private sector bank by assets, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Incorporated in 1994, it went public a year later.

Table of the fastest IPOs in history

The research also looks at the time it took for the world's largest companies to go public. Amazon floated after just three years. Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, took a little longer.

Table of time for the world's biggest companies to float

You can read the full research here.

The lesson? Going public early can be the springboard for a leap to greatness. An early IPO was the right path for AMD, Intel and Texas Instruments, amongst others. Who needs Series B or VCs when you're aiming to be a global enterprise?

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November 18, 2021