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Issuers need to lower expectations, says Cazenove

The chief executive of the mid-cap focused investment bank predicts a challenging year ahead for primary issuance.
In a year when equity deal sizes are expected to shrink as a result of lower valuations and a more selective investment approach by the buy-side, it is reasonable to expect that mid-cap issuers will account for a larger portion of the overall market.

Cazenove Asia is an investment bank that focuses primarily on the mid-cap segment which we define as companies with a market cap of about $1 billion, or deal size between $100 million and $300 million. Last year it was the sole arranger of the $210 million initial public offering for noodle restaurant chain operator Ajisen China, which was awarded by FinanceAsia as the Best Mid-Cap Equity Deal in 2007....
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