As the year draws to a close, equity capital markets activity continued strongly this week with a total of $3.9 billion raised from 31 issues. Goldman Sachs remains at the top of the rankings with $17.3 billion while UBS clawed back up to the second spot on $17.0 billion, nudging Morgan Stanley down to third with $16.5 billion.
UBS moved up the rankings on the back of a handful of deals including BYD Electronics (International)Æs $756 million IPO, the largest issue of the week; a $539 million IPO for China National Materials led with Bank of China; and China Shipping Container LinesÆ $194 million bought deal run on a sole basis.
A number of deals are scheduled to price before Christmas, including a $225 million IPO for Gushan Environmental Energy led by Merrill Lynch.
Debt Capital Markets
After a few weeks of silence on the debt capital markets front, a $250 million bond for CITIC Ka Wah Bank was priced late last week via Barclays Capital and HSBC while BNP Paribas printed a $45 million trade for Kookmin Bank this week.
Year-to-date volume now stands at $38.0 billion for the region with Deutsche Bank leading the field in the rankings with $5.6 billion followed by Citi on $4.6 billion and UBS with $3.8 billion.