Year: 2012

More puff, less huff for flotations in 2013

Like an endangered species clinging on to the last remnants of its natural habitat, the Hong Kong initial public offering was scantly seen in 2012. The euro-zone sovereign debt crisis rumbled through the markets for most of the year, putting paid to many issuers’ plans.


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Season’s Greetings

After a rather busy 2012, here’s wishing the very best to all my readers for 2013. read

Auction stations

Season oblige, I was asked by the South China Morning Post to write a long piece on wine auctions, which many equity capital markets bankers follow as a pastime, and which was published in today’s Food & Wine supplement. read

Bankers spin into high gear

The IPO of one of the mainland’s largest property insurers, The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China, which currently undergoing bookbuilding as it seeks to raise up to US$3.6 billion, is setting a bit of a record with no less than 17 bookrunners – or senior underwriters assigned to gather orders from institutional investors.

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