During the first two months of 2020, the global IPO market showed good performance in the wake of activity which was gaining strength in the last quarter of last year.
However, the sudden pandemic gave stock markets a painful hit, and, together with other macroeconomic factors, led to shocks on a level comparable to the 2008 global financial crisis.
Today, in conditions of extremely high volatility, plans for an IPO would seem rather utopian, both in terms of relevance and in terms of the estimated value of shares. However, many companies continue to prepare for deals, and the number of these companies is growing, so issuers will be ready to rush into battle as soon as the situation allows.
by Andrey Sergeenkov
March, 01st, 2020
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