Authors: Aron Izower Danielle Carbone Denise Jong Herbert F. Kozlov James F. Wilkinson Matthew Gorman

The third report in our Deal Dimensions series, written in collaboration with Mergermarket and launched today, reveals that a wave of IPOs could hit the global markets within the next 12 months. The study of senior executives found that more than half (58 per cent) expect the IPO window to re-open in the next 12 months, while a further 38 per cent suggest it will happen in the next 24 months.

Investor appetite for IPOs has dulled considerably over the last year; global IPO volume fell by 38 per cent from a H1 2015 total of 544 to just 339 in H1 2016. The reasons for the decline have been well documented, yet our exclusive survey of C-suite executives from 100 private companies around the world, shows the attraction of going public remains strong. Companies are positioning themselves to launch an IPO when market conditions stabilise either temporarily or for a more sustained period.

The report, entitled Taking stock: Going public in volatile times, assesses the recent volatility in the capital markets, how companies are preparing themselves to launch IPOs when markets become receptive to new issues, and the challenges they may face post launch.

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