GIF - This is further down than I thought!

Going…going…not gone public!

Private companies are feeling the burn.  According to Dealogic, IPO volumes are the lowest they’ve been since 2009, totaling $5.1 billion year-to-date and causing company CEOs to apply Factor 50 sun protection inside the office – as well as on their summer holidays – as they look to ride out the market volatility. The extent of the IPO freeze – to continue the seasonal reference – puts 2022 at risk of being one of the worst ever years for exchange listings. Many will be hoping that inflation calms down and the markets regain a spring in their step; otherwise it could be a winter of discontent.

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