Equity Capital Markets
Equity capital markets volume surged ahead this week with $805 million raised from six deals, including LG Display's $775 million bought deal via Morgan Stanley and UBS. The deal helped push the two banks to the top of the league table ranking -- with UBS sitting in first place with $2.3 billion, followed by Morgan Stanley on $2.1 billion and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch with $1.9 billion.
Year-to-date issuance in the region stands at $10.9 billion from 105 deals, down 40% from the $18.0 billion raised in the same period last year.
Debt Capital Markets
The debt capital markets remained quiet for the second week in a row with zero trades. Barclays Capital and UBS rank first in the league table with $1.5 billion apiece, followed by Deutsche Bank and HSBC in equal third place on $1.3 billion.
Volume for the year so far has reached $8.6 billion from five deals, up 78% from $4.8 billion and 18 trades year to date in 2008.