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Digesting Deliveroo: timing the likeliest cause of first day woes

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The equity market — and beyond — has been puzzling over how Deliveroo, one of the most anticipated IPOs of the year, could have suffered so badly in trading on its first day on Wednesday. Some blamed ESG concerns about the working conditions of the firm's delivery riders, others the dual class-share structure but the simplest explanation was that Deliveroo came at the wrong end of an IPO market that was losing steam.

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