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Tapping into the capital markets

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56% of survey respondents expect that OFS companies’ ability to access the equity capital markets will increase.

Although conditions are better than they were a few years ago, capital markets are still tight, particularly for small- to mid-size companies.

The uncertain business environment has created considerable risk within the OFS sector, causing possible obstacles to companies’ financing. Despite the short-term difficulties, respondents expect OFS companies to have greater access to equity over the next one to two years.

Half of all respondents say the current market conditions will be the primary deterrent in accessing equity. But most expect equity capital access to improve in the future.

What do you expect will happen to OFS companies’ ability to:

What do you expect will happen to OFS companies’ ability

On the other hand, just over a quarter of survey respondents expecting the industry’s ability to raise debt to improve. The overhaul of the banking industry is primarily to blame, according to respondents who cited regulatory changes as the root cause.

The re-emergence of short-term financing will help OFS companies raise debt over the next one to two years, say respondents who hold a more positive outlook on access to debt.

What will be the main challenge in accessing the equity capital markets?

What will be the main challenge in accessing the equity capital markets?

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