Monday, December 23, 2013

Stock Offerings on the Rise

While the smaller cap public offering market has been depressed for many years, we may be seeing an increase in those offerings. Wile we have been experiencing an increase in inquiries regarding private placements, some investment firms are reporting significant increases in their underwriting activity.

This week Jefferies Group said profit rose 68% as stock underwriting more than doubled and investment- banking revenue reached a record. The firm reported a 47% increase in investment-banking revenue on the equity-underwriting gains. Global corporate-bond underwriting jumped 58% to $1.08 trillion in Jefferies’s fiscal fourth quarter from the previous three months, and global equity underwriting rose 77% to $221.1 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

For more information - Jefferies Net Income Increases 68% as Underwriting Gains
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