The Finnish gaming company behind the whimsical and wildly popular Angry Birds series would be a sure bet to gather public investment with a stock market listing, with as many of twenty percent of Finns saying they would like to see the company go public.
Respondents in a survey by equities broker Nordnet were provided with a list of companies and asked to select which they’d like to see list in the stock exchange. Rovio emerged as the clear favourite among the interviewees.
There has been talk before of the trendy gaming company going public. Last October the company told Bloomberg business news that it could raise capital on the stock market as early as this year.
Significantly though, more than one-third, or forty percent of the punters said they weren’t prepared to invest in any companies by buying shares on the stock market.
Other popular choices for raising capital in a share offering included the teleoperator DNA, the Nordic cosmetic company Lumene and the Laitila soft drink enterprise.
The internet survey was conducted in March and collected 1,000 responses. The margin of error was three percent.
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