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PrimaryBid sits at the heart of the financial ecosystem and enables connections between public companies and individual investors through several offer types. On our platform you can invest in IPOs, Follow-ons, Investment trusts, bonds and SPACs.

Your capital is at risk. The value of investments can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in.



An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the birth of a public company, when a privately-owned company offers shares to the public for the first time.

Companies work with banks and institutional investors to set an IPO price

Getting in at the IPO price, before the stock starts trading, is a challenge for individual investors

We partner with companies to make sure you can access shares at the IPO price

Forward Partners
Pension Bee


After IPO, companies may raise more funds by issuing more shares.

Follow-ons are typically offered to institutional investors and not to the public

They are usually done in under 24 hours and typically at a discount to the live share price

We give you access to follow-ons at the same time and same price as institutional investors

Aston Martin
Taylor Wimpey
Compass Group
Investment trusts

Investment trusts

An investment trust is a public company that buys and sells shares in other companies or assets.

Investment trusts are run by professional fund managers

Investment trusts might focus on a variety of sectors, including public companies, real estate, ESG, or private companies

We give you access to investment trust IPOs and follow-ons, at the same price as institutional investors

Tritax Big Box
Supermarket Income Reit


Bonds are a way for companies to borrow money. Companies typically use bonds to fund initiatives, such as growing their business or developing their product.

A bond has a maturity date, which is when the company agrees to pay back the money

The investor will receive regular interest payments, also known as a coupon

Just like shares, bonds can be traded on public markets up until their maturity and their price may fluctuate



A Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle (SPAC) is formed to acquire another company.

SPACs are generally formed by experts in a particular industry to acquire a company in that industry

SPACs go public to raise funds through a similar process to an IPO

Investors in a SPAC don’t know what company will be acquired, which is why SPACs are also called “blank cheque companies”

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Download the app so you can browse our offers and apply for shares before they start trading on public markets.

Your capital is at risk. The value of these investments can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in.