IPO activity to remain thin for the rest of the year

So far, only 26% of the funds raised in the equity capital markets in Asia have come from new listings, and the pipeline for the rest of the year suggests that is unlikely to change materially.

IPO activity to remain thin for the rest of the year
The run-up to new year is looking unusually quiet in ECM

Irrespective of how the earlier part of the year has shaped up, by the end of October I am typically faced with a long list of companies rushing to complete their planned IPOs or fundraisings before business is wrapped up for the year.

The steady deal flow during the final few weeks of the year is encouraged by bankers who are keen for a last-minute boost to their deal count and revenues before it’s...

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