Fear of contested US election result stalks equity markets

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By Aidan Gregory
18 Aug 2020

The fear of a volatile and bitterly contested US election between Donald Trump and Democratic Party challenger Joe Biden is likely to create a keen sense of urgency for companies seeking to sell equity when the European market reopens at the end of this month.

Nobody wants to be in the market with an equity capital deal in the weeks before or just after the vote in early November.

This is likely to lead to IPOs being frontloaded to come in what is expected to be a very busy period from September to early ...

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