Deal of the Year, Best Equity Deal, Best IPO, Best Privatization
China Life $3.021 billion IPO
CICC, Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank
For Asian equity markets, 2003 has been defined by the lows engendered by SAR's and the highs of the IPO fever, which progressively gripped Hong Kong over the course of the fourth quarter of the year. Much of 2003's business became concertinaed into the last three months, not least the world's largest IPO of the year for China Life.
In many ways, the company's listing on the Hong Kong and New York Stock exchanges in mid-December marks the high water...