Locked down firms need equity raises but big deals must wait

By Sam Kerr
24 Mar 2020

The UK government’s decision to lock down the country on Monday night has increased talk that companies, retailers in particular, will soon need equity capital market funding. However, with market volatility still high, recapitalisations will have to be small, or they will have to wait.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to order non-essential retailers to lock their doors is expected to have a severe impact on cash flow for much of the country’s economy, increasing the likelihood or emergency capital raising.

“Every sector is a focus for us now and we are ...

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