Opinion: Cornerstone dominance has gone too far

Just 2% of a big Asian IPO has been allocated with institutional accounts. The vast bulk of the deal went to cornerstone investors, which are quickly becoming the dominant force in listings. As a result, the IPO process is in danger of being undermined.

  • 10 Apr 2013
Cornerstone investors have become the key to getting any IPO off the ground in Asia, but the recent listing of BTS Rail Mass Transit Growth Infrastructure suggests that the reliance on this small group of investors may have gone too far. Just 2% of the deal ended up ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,508.01 16 15.54%
2 HSBC 7,147.22 22 14.80%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,436.77 11 11.25%
4 JPMorgan 3,674.16 10 7.61%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,414.03 9 5.00%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,783.77 4 20.92%
2 HSBC 3,266.83 3 18.06%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,977.43 1 16.46%
4 JPMorgan 1,766.98 6 9.77%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,683.06 6 9.31%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 15 Jan 2018
1 Citi 3,111.25 5 23.30%
2 HSBC 2,253.75 3 16.88%
3 Deutsche Bank 1,520.23 3 11.39%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 1,341.03 2 10.04%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 1,291.27 1 9.67%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 ING 3,668.64 29 9.07%
2 UniCredit 3,440.98 25 8.50%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,156.55 13 7.80%
4 Credit Suisse 2,801.35 8 6.92%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,478.18 21 6.12%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 AXIS Bank 51.86 2 27.57%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 45.42 1 24.14%
2 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 45.42 1 24.14%
2 CITIC Securities 45.42 1 24.14%
Subtotal 188.11 3 100.00%