2014 has come and gone, with a fairly honourable tally for Asia’s busy ECM desks. According to Dealogic, last year’s ECM volume on Asia ex-Japan exchanges, and excluding China’s A-share markets, was just under US$135 billion, more than in each of 2013 and 2012. read
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HONG KONG (Dow Jones Banking Intelligence) – Despite a significant pipeline of deals, at this stage in the year ECM transactions in Asia remain very much characterized by binary outcomes. Large, eye- catching offerings generate significant amounts of investor demand, while less obvious – and perhaps more challenging – transactions (when they close) have posted poor returns for investors. read
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Forget the theory about pre-deal investor education (PDIE) and the price discovery process. In these volatile markets what really matters is to initiate book building only when a deal has effectively already been covered. Here’s why – and how. read
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) released Wednesday a proposed framework for IPOs denominated in yuan there. The model, which effectively mirrors arrangements for the issue and trading of GDRs and ADRs, looks sound in theory.