Dealmakers Hunker Down For A Robust Fall IPO Market

By Tom Zanki (August 30, 2019, 5:36 PM EDT) -- With summer break over, capital markets lawyers are preparing for a rebound in initial public offerings activity that is expected to begin after Labor Day and could last through early 2020 if market conditions hold.

While August has been quiet in terms of pricing activity — deals typically slow in late summer — more than a dozen companies have publicly filed IPO plans with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in recent weeks, enabling them to proceed with their offerings in September or later.

Plus, capital markets lawyers say more companies have filed confidential IPO plans with regulators and could soon...

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