League Table Wrap January 16 2004

Soaring stock markets entice companies to cash in while the G3 market has a sluggish beginning.
Equity Capital Markets



Goldman has roared out of the blocks in 2004, surging to the top of the table with $2.4 billion worth of credit from two deals. The US house ran the books on the $1.675 billion placement for Petrochina and followed it up with a HK$5.75 billion $737 million convertible for Henderson Land.



In second place Merrill Lynch has run two equity-linked transactions totalling $1.12 billion. These include the S$1.4 billion $800 million exchangeable for SingTel through Somerset Global and a $321.6 million convertible for Asustek Computer from Taiwan.



These two account for over 68% of the ECM market so far with Credit AgricoleLazard in third raising just $400 million....

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