After a poor 2016 for initial public offerings, the outlook for 2017 is much more upbeat as economies grow stronger, say experts from EY.
The number of IPOs fell by 16 percent year-over-year in 2016 and the amount of capital raised fell 33 percent to $132.5 billion, according to EY's latest Global IPO Trends report.
Political and economic uncertainty in 2016 knocked the confidence of entrepreneurs and investors, deterring IPOs.
But Martin Steinbach, global IPO leader at EY, said the outlook for 2017 was positive.
"We have a strong momentum from Q4, so the IPO activity rose by 25 percent compared to Q3," he told CNBC's Squawk Box Europe.