League Table Round Up January 23

A short week for the capital markets.

Equity Capital Markets.

A muted week resulted in only a handful of small offerings. This left Goldman in first place, some $900 million ahead of Merrill Lynch.

The only movement came from China Southern Securities, which ran the books on a $257 million follow-on offering for BOE Technology Group on January 16. This placed it at sixth place in the table.

Now that the Chinese New Year holiday has been completed, bankers are expecting another rush of deals. Shanghai Forte's IPO should come through at the end of this week

Debt Capital Markets.

The lunar new year holiday cut short any activity in the G3 market last week with most of the main fundraising centres on vacation.

UBS still leads the table following its participation in the MTR and Excelcomindo transactions in the second week. In second place is ING after running the books on the $225 million EON Bank subordinated debt trade.

Citigroup entered the league tables in fifth position following the January 16 pricing of a $150 million issue for New ASAT (Finance). The US house is sandwiched between HSBC and Goldman in joint third and Morgan Stanley and CSFB in joint sixth.

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