EquityZen’s Phil Haslett in Yahoo Finance

What to expect from IPOs in 2020

Another year is coming to a close. And while at least 159 companies went public in the U.S. in 2019, including Uber (UBER), Beyond Meat (BYND), and Peloton (PTON), 2020 is shaping up to be just as eventful.

With the U.S. presidential election coming in November, you can expect a flurry of companies hitting the public exchanges in the first half of the year. Here’s what to expect from IPOs in 2020, including public debuts from Airbnb, Postmates, SoFi, and Stripe.

A rush in the first half

Companies looking to go public in 2020 may do so in the first half of the year to avoid potential market turbulence ahead of the election, according to Equity Zen founder and CRO Phil Haslett.

“The general kryptonite for IPOs is any type of market volatility and uncertainty,” Haslett said. “As volatility goes up the number of IPOs goes down.”

Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2020-ipo-market-193803441.html

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