Dealmakers expect the pace of secondary equity offerings to quicken in coming quarters after a slow start in the first two months of the year, and a wider variety of industries probably will raise money through follow-on offerings.

In the first three weeks of March, more than 50 deals have been completed, raising $10 billion. In the second week of the month alone, 20 transactions raised nearly $6 billion, according to syndicate professionals at several investment banking firms.

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