No sooner had I introduced myself on ASF that I got a call from someone who wanted to know if I was interested in an IPO. My name had been selected from one of those marketing lists – I guess I had ticked a box that said I was interested in the stock market. So… to the IPO. The sales guy used a lot of key words to catch my attention – water remediation…third largest commodity in the world…China… hydro solutions. The advertising (received via email) describes the company as “Intermediaries in private equity negotiations” and offers “membership to a network”, but is very scant on details. This does not sound like your average managed fund to me. My question is – when the sales guy rings me back what questions should I ask about the IPO? And then, how do I research this company?