DCM bankers fight for Singapore hybrid mandate
Several banks are pitching companies in Singapore to sell corporate hybrids that will fully count as equity from an accounting point of view. Some DCM bankers expect a deal — the first corporate hybrid from Singapore — could be issued as early as January next year.
Three Hong Kong companies have sold corporate hybrid bonds this year, and more are expected to come to the market in 2011. But debt bankers are becoming increasingly confident that they will open the corporate hybrid market to companies from Singapore with a deal early next year.
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