AFME is pleased to circulate its Equity Primary Markets and Trading Report for the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020).
The report provides an update on the performance of the equity market in Europe in activities such as primary issuance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), trading, and equity valuations
Follow-on offerings rose 71% YtD, the largest 1Q-3Q amount since 2017.
IPO proceeds decreased 59% YtD, the lowest 1Q-3Q amount since 2012.
The amount of announced M&A totalled €543.7bn in Q1-Q3 2020 a 16% decrease from the same period of 2019.