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A Hundred Firms Pull $45 Billion of Deals Since War in Ukraine

  • U.S. IPO plans account for majority of postponed deals
  • Investment-grade issuers in bond markets also delay sales
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At least a hundred companies worldwide have delayed or pulled financing deals worth more than $45 billion since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

These include initial public offerings, bonds or loans and acquisitions. U.S. equity market deals were the worst hit by global volatility in the first quarter as a crop of firms postponed listings, while Japanese and European debt markets also suffered from delays.