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Global Overview: 2Q numbers boost stellar six months

Though 2Q21 paused for breath by comparison with a stellar opening quarter, 1H21 global ECM issuance still came in at USD 785bn – up a staggering 62% year-on-year. That 2Q tally is no slouch, either. At USD 316bn, 2Q21 may be down 8% against the backdrop of last year’s opportunistic balance sheet buffering, but it nonetheless remains the fifth most active quarter by proceeds raised in a series dating back to 2017.


The mix of issuance in the quarter tells a story of regional variation, some normalisation and sector specific focus.



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