June 2017 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Tide Set To Turn Against The SPACs - 26 JUNE 2017

With a post-global-financial-crisis high of funds raised in the y-t-d period, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) in the US are at present sitting in a favourable position to be striking deals. As we have noted previously and continue to highlight, however, these so-called 'blank check' companies should enjoy their position while it lasts, as the return of stability to the global...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Non-Chinese Asian IPO Exchanges Profiting From Bullish EM Equities - 19 JUNE 2017

The Chinese IPO market may be the one making all the headlines in Asia at present (see BMI, 'China's IPO Run To Slow After CSRC Intervention', June 7 2017), but we highlight that there are other markets for new listings in the continent that are starting to see an uptick in activity, and help produce more column inches on the business pages. In particular, we point to the arenas for new listing...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - US IPO Bull Run Warning Shots Fired - 12 JUNE 2017

We have long been predicting that the US IPO bull run (and US equities sentiment more broadly) had been running out of time before the window starts to shut, and in the first week of June the leading indicators are there that sentiment is winding down (see 'US IPOs Continuing To Enjoy The Bounce While It Lasts', May 10). May was certainly a bumper month for US equities issuance, with USD32.9bn...

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