The Wall Street Journal: Quiet IPO market about to get busy — for a little while, at least

A flood of share debuts is expected to invigorate the listless IPO market after the coming Labor Day holiday, but the revival may be short-lived.

Companies in a wide variety of industries plan to go public after the long weekend. The level of new issuance should resemble what would normally be expected given record stock prices and historically low volatility. But the window for offerings is expected to shut about six weeks later as political uncertainty rises ahead of the presidential election, bankers and analysts say.

“We’ve been preaching ‘go now’ to the right companies that have been ready for some time,” said JD Moriarty, head of Americas equity capital markets at Bank of America Corp.

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