Equity Capital Markets
The Asian equity markets have raised a total of $5.5 billion through 45 deals this week, up slightly on the $5.2 billion raised in the same period last week. 2014 YTD issuance stands at $10.9 billion through 96 transactions, already the highest YTD level on record and up from $9.2 billion through 43 deals in the same 2013 period.
The largest deal of the week was CIMB Group’s $1.1 billion follow-on through bookrunners CIMB Group, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in what is the sixth biggest follow-on on record from a Malaysian issuer.
Another notable deal this week was...