BBVA sells opportunistic $587m China Citic Bank block

BBVA sold down part of its holdings in China Citic Bank Corp for HK$4.6bn ($587.2m) on Wednesday, taking advantage of an unexpected rally in Chinese banking stocks.

  • By John Loh
  • 17 Feb 2017


Sole bookrunner Goldman Sachs launched the overnight bookbuild after 6pm Hong Kong time with an offer for 854.8m secondary H-shares, or a 1.7% stake. The deal was marketed at a fixed price of HK$5.33 – a punchy 1.3% discount to China Citic’s pre-deal spot of HK$5.40.

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 29.22
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.99
3 Bank of China (BOC) 12.18
4 Everbright Securities 11.36
5 China Merchants Bank Co 10.55

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2017
1 CITIC Securities 7,927.68 44 5.78%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,717.05 36 5.63%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,626.42 31 5.56%
4 UBS 6,291.01 42 4.59%
5 Citi 6,005.79 39 4.38%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 22,613.44 143 8.94%
2 Citi 18,706.52 117 7.40%
3 JPMorgan 15,393.53 83 6.09%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 11,923.35 86 4.71%
5 Morgan Stanley 11,188.40 59 4.42%

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