In this, the first of FinanceAsia's monthly IPO performance bulletins, we highlight the activity of January's largest eight offerings that are publicly traded.
A total of 32 initial public offerings in Asia ex-Japan raised $2.248 billion dollars in January.
This was a sharp drop from the same month last year, which saw 75 deals raise $5.435 billion.
The Bank of Xian's $306 million January 22 listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange was the largest last month, followed by Maoyan Entertainment's $250 million listing through the Hong Kong Exchange's main board on January 28.
Both of these and others that have not begun trading will be included in next month's performance bulletin.
Top 10 IPOs in January in terms of deal size
Of the issues that are trading, S Prime Growth Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust was the largest deal up to January 20, through its $141 million offering on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Share price performance since IPO in descending deal size