Australian investment banking revenues suffer steep fall

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The Australian investment banking sector generated US$1.4bn in the first three quarters of 2019, representing a drop of more than 27% YoY, according to new data. According to research by Refiitiv, merger and acquisitions advisory fees were 21.6% lower than in 2018, reaching $358.8m in revenues. Initial public offerings by Australian companies raised $416.1m, a 90.1% decline on 2018, and the lowest first nine months period for Australian IPOs since 2012. Australian equity capital markets (ECM) raised $13.1bn so far this year, a 38.8% decrease in total proceeds from the comparable pe...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.