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Corporate Financing Analysis - Bullish Sentiment Building Behind APAC ECM Activity - 15 MAY 2017

Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) equity capital market (ecm) activity is still struggling to find consistent momentum in 2017, but in our view the month of April proved to be one of qualitative significance for such activity in the region with thanks to the success of three key deals. More specifically, we are referring to 1) the brining to an end of the APAC region's equity-linked dry spell; 2) ...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Asian PE Market Growth Stutter Only Temporary - 01 MAY 2017

The maturing and expansion of the Asian private equity industry is ongoing, but as we have seen in 2016 and expect to see across the remainder of 2017, there are plenty of growing pains that come along with the assets class's wider success story. Indeed, across the a) the total value of buyout deals being completed; b) the tally of successful exits made; and c) the fresh funds raised through...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Asian Tech IPOs A Regional Success Story - 24 APR 2017

Asia's taste for tech is maturing, as evidenced by recent activity across the Continent's equity capital markets (ecm) so far this year. Against the backdrop of a broader decline in ecm and IPO activity across the region in 2017 to-date (Dealogic data shows that the former is down by 75% and the latter by 77% y-o-y), owing largely to capital market activity thawing out in other parts of the...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Asian VC Industry Growth Story On Track - 10 APR 2017

The Asian venture capital (VC) industry is set to enjoy its moment in the sun this year. After several years of steady returns and consistent levels of investment, VC interest in the region - from investors both closer to home and from afar - is building. In our view, the reliability of the market when compared with the volatility and uncertainty caused by the onset of economic and political...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Near-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain In Chinese Corporate Bonds - 03 APR 2017

The gradual opening-up of China's bond markets presents plenty of upside for corporate debt issuance, a market which has been dragging its feet over the last quarter. We caution that the roadmap for the growth of the market is far from straightforward, however. Rather, wholesale policy changes are required for the Chinese local debt capital market (dcm) to begin accommodating a more proportiona...

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