• Cromwell Reit pulls €739m Singapore IPO

    Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust has cancelled its potential €738.8m listing on the Singapore Exchange due to market conditions, after first trying to get past the finish line with a smaller offering.

    • 22 Sep 2017
  • Insurance IPOs take centre stage in India’s equity market

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co has priced its Rp57bn ($884m) IPO at the top of the range, after strong institutional investor support made books nearly three times subscribed.

    • 21 Sep 2017
  • Best bags $450m after slashing IPO as Zai Lab goes big

    Chinese logistics firm Best, which counts Alibaba Group Holdings among its shareholders, raised $450m from its US IPO this week, chopping the deal by half to get it over the finish line.

    • 21 Sep 2017
  • Investors give Mercedes-Benz ABS easy ride

    Chinese investors warmly welcomed Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance’s second outing this year in China’s securitization market, helping the originator raise Rmb4.98bn ($760m) from the senior tranche of its deal.

    • 20 Sep 2017
  • Best bags smaller $450m after slashing US IPO

    Chinese logistics firm Best raised $450m from its US IPO this week, slicing the deal size by as much as half.

    • 20 Sep 2017
  • ICICI Lombard wraps up $886m IPO oversubscribed

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co closed books for its IPO on Tuesday, with the Rp57bn ($886.4m) trade more than 250% subscribed.

    • 19 Sep 2017
  • Sun Hung Kai gets Panda programme greenlight

    Hong Kong-based Sun Hung Kai Properties has received Chinese regulators’ blessing to issue Rmb10bn ($152.9m) worth of Panda bonds within the next two years, according to the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (Nafmii).

    • 18 Sep 2017
  • ICICI Lombard launches India’s first non-life insurer IPO

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co kicked off a three day bookbuild for its potential Rp57bn ($888.8m) listing on Friday after placing Rp16.2bn of stock with a hefty group of anchor investors.

    • 15 Sep 2017
  • People news in brief, September 14, 2017

    Natixis has named Desmond Tang as head of financial sponsors coverage for Asia Pacific, a newly created position as the bank sets up a financial sponsors coverage department for the region.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • Bank of Qingdao hits targets on $1.2bn AT1

    Ample demand allowed Bank of Qingdao to price its inaugural additional tier one dollar bond tightly on Tuesday. The deal stood out because of the bigger participation from non-Chinese investors — something that bodes well for the hefty AT1 pipeline.

    • 13 Sep 2017
  • Hyundai’s China JV shrugs off politics to sell ABS

    Beijing Hyundai Motor Group has completed its second securitization in China this year, selling a Rmb3.5bn ($535.3m) two tranche deal on September 12. While the transaction’s timing coincided with rising political tensions between China and South Korea, investors remained undeterred.

    • 13 Sep 2017
  • Bandhan Bank hires for $1bn IPO, Reliance Nippon pre-markets

    Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC) Bandhan Bank has lined up five bookrunners for its IPO, expected to raise at least $1bn, according to a banker on the transaction.

    • 12 Sep 2017
  • Mercedes-Benz races towards new China ABS deal

    Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance is gearing up for its second deal in China’s securitization market this year as it beefs up its operations in the Mainland.

    • 12 Sep 2017
  • Cromwell Reit opens books for €903m Singapore IPO

    Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust launched bookbuilding on Monday for a €902.9m ($1.08bn) listing on the Singapore Exchange, a move in line with the parent’s diversification strategy.

    • 11 Sep 2017
  • ICICI Lombard, SBI Life ready insurance IPOs

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance, India’s largest private sector non-life insurer, is set to launch its IPO on September 15, and is eyeing up to Rp57bn ($892.8m).

    • 08 Sep 2017
  • VW China repeats winning formula with new ABS

    Having sealed the largest deal in its Driver China series in May, Volkswagen Finance (China) decided it wanted to raise more from China’s securitization market. The originator stuck to a similar deal structure on September 7, taking home Rmb3.66bn ($569.7m).

    • 08 Sep 2017
  • Alibaba-backed Best launches books for $932m US IPO

    Chinese logistics firm Best hit the road on Thursday to start drumming up demand for its $931.5m IPO of American depositary shares (ADS).

    • 07 Sep 2017
  • Hyundai’s China JV preps second ABS deal

    Beijing Hyundai Motor Group is gearing up for a Rmb3.5bn ($535.9m) deal in China’s asset-backed securitization market, just over three months after completing a transaction of the same size.

    • 06 Sep 2017

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.78
2 CITIC Securities 22.01
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 10.16
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.90
4 Everbright Securities 7.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,844.12 61 5.73%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,917.11 41 5.19%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 8,175.96 42 4.76%
4 UBS 7,533.62 55 4.39%
5 Citi 7,312.18 51 4.26%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 27,049.63 178 8.42%
2 Citi 23,096.66 145 7.19%
3 JPMorgan 20,336.44 114 6.33%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,766.30 85 4.91%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 14,043.71 105 4.37%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital Asia Regional Capital Market Awards 2017

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual regional capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment bank franchises of 2017.

  • GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017: the Winners

    France, Tennet, NWB and Berlin Hyp are among the green and social bond issuers acclaimed in GlobalCapital's Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017, which were announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam.

  • Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards: the Nominations

    GlobalCapital is happy to announce the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.