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Can The Market Handle $56 Billion in I.P.O's?

A record number of companies are seeking to file for an I.P.O. to raise a sum of more than $56 billion in cash, but is the market in any condition to handle the influx of companies seeking to go public?

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Given the market's fragile state, it may face some difficulty, David J. Goldschmidt, a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, told The New York Times.

“The stock market has effectively been in a recession since August 2007,” David J. Goldschmidt said, “And all this volatility and uncertainty makes it difficult to sell equity securities.”

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