U.S. initial public offerings by venture-backed companies fell to a two-year low in the first quarter of 2015, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.
Mergers and acquisitions activity in Brazil this year is likely to have a performance similar to last year's even if sluggish growth further weighs down confidence in Latin America's largest economy, a senior Credit Suisse Group AG dealmaker in the country said.
Bankers responsible for floating companies and selling new shares into the market will enjoy a well-earned rest this Christmas after their busiest year since 2007, having notched up business worth almost $865 billion in the last 12 months.
Across Europe, companies hoping to list are having their plans dashed by plunging equity prices. But what's bad for public stock markets may be good for private equity firms.
Barron's said the second quarter of 2013 is the golden era for IPOs.