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Lousy IPO Market Expected to Rebound; Good News for Advanced Disposal

Date: August 29, 2016

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal speculates that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) is poised for a comeback beginning after Labor Day. Among the companies mentioned is Advanced Disposal which earlier postponed its IPO plans amid weak market conditions. The IPO market in general has been weak and 2016 is on track to be the worst since the financial crisis. It has frustrated stock-fund managers clamoring for new offerings which can often provide quick lifts to performance. This year the market has been beset by a series of global economic and financial hiccups that have led many companies to delay their debuts, or in some cases abandon them in favor of outright sales, although the stock market has been surprisingly resilient. More surprising is the market rebound since the U.K.'s unexpected decision to leave the European Union, which initially roiled the markets. The current prolonged calm and the recent rise in stocks is expected to bring prospective companies back to the table. And since companies typically spend four to five months preparing paperwork for a public listing, September's calendar will likely include many that started the process in the spring or before, like Advanced Disposal, for example.

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