WSH in the News Can Arm and Instacart Resuscitate the IPO Market?

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Q2 2023 marked the sixth consecutive quarter of lower year-on-year IPO activity. The April through June stretch was the weakest global go-public count since early 2016. The third quarter currently has 41 deals announced through September 11, vs. a total of 46 for Q2, but with three weeks left in the quarter, we could see the first YoY increase in activity in a year-and-a-half.

The most anticipated IPO of the second half of the year, Arm Holdings, will begin trading on Thursday (Sept 14). Many investors are hopeful that this could lead to a pick up in dealmaking, as has already been seen to some degree in M&A activity.