The new issuance market had a tepid start to the beginning of both the fourth-quarter and the month of October as 12 deals (3 IPOs, 7 FOs, 2 BLKs) priced last week for aggregate proceeds of $2.9B, falling in volume when compared to the prior-week’s 20 deals for $5.6B in combined proceeds.
As fall weather began to make its way across the country, the capital markets continued pace as 20 deals (6 IPOs, 9 FOs, 2 BLKs, 3 CVTs) priced last week for aggregate proceeds of $5.6B. The week saw a healthy portion of IPOs, with six deals pricing for total proceeds of $1.2B.
As the much anticipated iPhone 8 models and Apple Watch were released, 22 deals (7 IPOs, 8 FOs, 4 BLKs, and 3 CVTs) hit the capital markets for aggregate proceeds of $4.1B maintaining a healthy pace from the week prior.
As Hurricane Irma looks to bear down on Florida after leaving a deadly wake in the Caribbean Islands, the new issuance market began to gain in volume following the summer slowdown as 17 deals (9 FOs, 6 BLKs, and 2 CVTs) priced last week for aggregate proceeds of $4.8B.
As Texans were urged to flee the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s predicted late-Friday landfall, the capital markets retreated as only one deal (1 CVT) priced for total proceeds of $345.0M last week.
As geopolitical tensions caused a pullback in many of the world’s major indices, the new issuance market seemed to shrug off any concern as the week’s issuance volume increased to 32 deals (3 IPOs, 14 FOs, 10 BLKs, and 5 CVTs) for aggregate proceeds of $8.4B.