• IReit extends bookbuilding until Friday for S$372m IPO

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Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Jul 2014
1 Goldman Sachs 10,084.76 55 8.07%
2 UBS 7,741.36 72 6.20%
3 Citi 6,262.01 37 5.01%
4 Morgan Stanley 5,742.05 51 4.60%
5 Credit Suisse 5,215.40 58 4.18%

Bookrunners of Asia (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 22 Jul 2014
1 Citi 19,772.25 99 0.00%
2 HSBC 17,265.62 107 0.00%
3 JPMorgan 15,826.06 78 0.00%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,398.56 71 0.00%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,933.95 59 0.00%

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