Congestion fears as ECM rush shows no sign of stopping despite $6bn week

By Sam Kerr
07 Sep 2020

EMEA equity capital markets started September with a flurry as banks rushed to print deals in the first week of the traditionally busy autumn issuance window. There is far more to come though and investors are concerned that some deals will struggle to find the attention they warrant.

Just over $6bn worth of paper was priced in Europe last week, despite Monday being a UK public holiday.

That was 20% more than the first week of September 2019, which was also a busy one, with just under $5bn done. The volume in the first week of ...

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