By Tom Zanki (July 1, 2022, 1:37 PM EDT) — Equity capital markets plummeted to earth in the first half of 2022 amid economic headwinds and geopolitical turmoil, and they are showing little sign of a quick turnaround, marking a sharp contrast from last year’s boom.
New listings from both traditional initial public offerings and alternative funding vehicles like special-purpose acquisition companies are down markedly from last year, creating a less frenetic work pace for capital markets lawyers, bankers and accountants.
The slowdown represents a sharp correction after new offerings exploded in 2020 and 2021, aided by pandemic-era stimulus that boosted cash and credit availability. By comparison, the first half of…
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