Baker McKenzie took out the number one spot for equity capital market activity in Australia (Full Year 2016, Jan 1 to Dec 31 - Thomson Reuters).

According to capital markets league tables published by Thomson Reuters, Baker McKenzie advised on more lead manager side ECM deals than any other firm in Australia. For the issuer side, Baker McKenzie tied first place with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Baker McKenzie Head of Equity Capital Markets, Craig Andrade stated:

This is a fantastic result which caps off a very busy year for our ECM team. We've bolstered our team with the hire of exceptional new talent to support our existing deep bench and our clients have responded very positively.

Recent roles include advising JP Morgan and UBS as joint lead managers on the $494 entitlement offer by Qube Holdings to fun Qube's participation in the c. $9 billion takeover of Asciano, Elanor Investors Group on the IPO of the Elanor Retail Property Fund, APN News & Media on their $273 million jumbo offer to fund their acquisition of Adshel, along with APN's previous $180 million entitlement offer and demerger and NZX listing of NZME, Afterpay Limited on its $36 million institutional placement, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as joint lead managers on the A$260 million institutional placement and entitlement offer by National Storage REIT, Morgan Stanley as sole lead manager and underwriter of the $85 million entitlement offer by Tox Free Solutions, Macquarie Capital as sole lead manager and underwriter of the institutional placement by Metcash to fund its $165 million acquisition of Home Timber & Hardware from Woolworths, Macquarie Capital and UBS as joint lead managers of the $135 million placement and sell-down by Aconnex, Moelis in its role as underwriter to the Centuria Capital Group's ANREO and various placements to acquire 360 Capital's real estate platform for $217 million.


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