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How to buy Dr Martens stock when it goes public

Here's everything we know so far about the Dr Martens IPO.

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Dr. Martens, the iconic punk footwear maker, is in talks to go public in early 2021. The Wollaston, UK-based shoemaker was acquired by Permira in 2013 for about £300 million ($398 million)

What we know about the Dr Martens IPO

The English company, known for its high-topped, lace-up boots, has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to arrange the deal. No date has been set. If you want to buy shares of Dr. Martens after the IPO, you'll need an international brokerage account.

How to buy shares in Dr Martens when it goes public

Once Dr Martens goes public, you'll need a brokerage account to invest. Consider opening a brokerage account today so you're ready as soon as the stock hits the market.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Dr Martens. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy immediately with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Dr Martens reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Dr Martens, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dr Martens. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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