Experts Predict Strong 2019 For IPOs Amid Gov't Uncertainty

Law360 (February 5, 2019, 4:58 PM EST) -- Despite a rocky start to the year that saw the federal government shut down, bankers and capital markets executives are optimistic that 2019 might be a record-setting year for initial public offerings, according to a survey released Tuesday by consulting firm BDO USA LLP. 

The BDO survey, which in December polled 100 capital markets executives at leading investment banks, says 71 percent of capital markets executives at investment banks think IPO activity will increase or stay the same as in 2018, which was the best year for IPOs since 2014. The survey also noted that the government shutdown might have delayed IPOs...

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