We may still be in the early weeks of the new year but never have we been aware at this stage of the year of more equity raises, whether it be IPO’s or existing listed companies looking to raise funds. This is due to the combination of companies wanting to expand into the anticipated economic recovery and a backlog of deals that had been delayed as a result of uncertainty caused by the pandemic and Brexit. With markets believing in a vaccine assured future, along with a Brexit agreement and supportive central banks providing ample cheap stimulus, much uncertainty that existed in 2020 has been removed as companies and investors focus on the future.