Equity market round up: Going down
G8 ECM The number of ECM transactions from issuers in the G8 countries in the year to date has fallen 42% to 941 deals compared with the same period in 2007. The total volume of equity raised, however, fell by just 9%. Russia has experienced the sharpest decline in volume, with $3.5 billion raised via 12 deals and 1% market share, down from 9% in the 2007 period. US issuers, by contrast, have raised $143.7 billion via 269 deals so far this year, compared with $134.8bln via 496 deals in the 2007 period.
Brazil ECM Brazilian issuers have raised just $9.2 billion via 14 deals so far this year, 50% less than the $18.4 billion via 48 deals they raised over the same period in 2007. The amount raised in IPOs has fallen 65%.
Asia Pacific ex-Japan IPOs IPOs in the region have raised just $15.5 billion in 2008 compared with $36.8 billion over the same period in 2008. The number of deals has fallen from 301 to 176.