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IPO Watch Special Edition

Dealing with the impact of COVID-19

Accessing the equity markets in lockdown and beyond

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought unprecedented economic uncertainty. This special edition of IPO Watch has been prepared as a means of helping finance and management teams:

  • Think about COVID-19 circumstances and the impact those have on their business;
  • Consider their approach to managing liquidity constraints brought about by the COVID-19 disruption;
  • Gain a greater understanding of the fundraisings that have taken place during lockdown; and
  • Assess options for future sources of finance.

In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19, this edition of IPO Watch has a reduced focus on our more typical IPO analysis. However, it brings in additional analysis of the UK market’s Further Offer and Placing activity since lockdown, as issuers look to strengthen their balance sheet positions.

We also comment on the changing regulatory environment and the market reaction to this as issuers have positioned themselves to access liquidity through the range of finance options available at this time.

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Mark Hughes

Partner, UK Capital Markets Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7736 599759

John Reilly

Director, PwC United Kingdom

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Simon Williams

Director, PwC United Kingdom

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