IPO investors suspect equity rally is bull

The S&P 500 last week broke through the 3,000 level and set a new record high to cap seven months of global equity indices gains. But active equity fund managers remain sceptical of the rally and are continuing to exercise caution particularly in IPO investing.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 18 Jul 2019

A solid run for the IPO market slowed this month and on Monday the IPO of AB InBev’s Asian subsidiary, potentially the largest flotation of the year, was postponed due to weak demand from institutional investors. 

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 260,621.66 1168 8.50%
2 Citi 237,013.77 993 7.73%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 202,064.03 831 6.59%
4 Barclays 188,016.56 770 6.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 146,834.39 610 4.79%

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1 BNP Paribas 31,872.91 136 7.74%
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3 JPMorgan 23,570.89 63 5.72%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,072.58 63 5.60%
5 UniCredit 20,250.58 112 4.91%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

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1 JPMorgan 8,331.89 50 10.24%
2 Morgan Stanley 7,744.92 38 9.52%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,137.50 38 8.77%
4 Citi 5,856.44 44 7.20%
5 UBS 4,823.67 25 5.93%