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Canadian Q1 2019 IPO Market Outlook: Stability returns as North American markets get ready for influx of IPOs

Published on: Apr 29, 2019

The market uncertainty and volatility that characterized the end of 2018 dissipated throughout Q1 2019. The market backdrop became more constructive as the global equity indices recovered from December lows – with higher oil prices and dovish commentary from central bankers acting as a tailwind for improving investor sentiment. Although companies and countries alike may be tempering their growth forecasts, the macroeconomic outlook for 2019 remains relatively benign, which should set up for a reasonable IPO market window in the year ahead.

In the current edition of Canadian IPO Market Outlook, we look at notable trends from the first quarter of 2019, and look ahead to what the remainder of 2019 may hold for prospective issuers, investors and markets.


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