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Investment Banking

Investment banking is one of KGI Securities’ core competitive advantages, and we have a team of highly experienced professionals.To date, KGI has sponsored more than 300 companies for listing either on the TWSE or TPEX to date.
 
In 2017, there were a total of 153 underwriting deals completed in Taiwan’s equity capital market, including 39 IPOs, 62 rights of offerings, 49 convertible bonds (CBs) and three preferred stock issuance, for a total underwriting amount of NT$80.6 billion, down from 173 deals but up a total amount of NT$2 billion in 2016 due to some large deal issuances.

In 2017, KGI Securities was ranked No.1 in the market for the second straight year as it led a total of 28 equity deals, including IPOs, CBs, and SPOs, with an underwriting value of NT$22.5 billion. KGI Securities’ excellent performance placed it in the market spotlight for the year. The company was awarded “#11 in open 10th Anniversary recommending foreign companies listed in TPEX and Emerging Stock Market”, “#2 in recommending TPEX and Emerging Stock Market-listed companies” by TPEX, and three awards by the TWSE, such as “#1 Stock Float”, “#1 IPO Fund-Raising”, and “#2 in IPO market value in 2017 in 2017“.

As for 2017 equity deals, KGI Securities launched eight IPOs and initiated 20 SPOs. As to the IPO deals, KGI Securities successfully launched 8 deals including for companies in a diverse range of industries , including the electronic, education, biotech, food and yacht industries, with the companies being Samebest, Aslan, Shin Foong, Hi-Lai Foods, Topview, Top Bright, Ocean Alexander and Novatech. Ocean Alexander is the first yacht company with its own brand listed in TWSE. As for SPOs, KGI Securities initiated many well-known companies, such as ASE, SIGURD, GSC, CHILISIN, EVAAIR, and YMTC. Overall, KGI Securities was the top lead manager in Taiwan’s capital market in 2017 by both amount and number of deals, helping many firms raise funds in the capital market and securing its leadership position in the underwriting market.

KGI Securities also led the industry in financial advisory services in 2017, completing more than 10 M&As and strategic alliances. These deals included KAIMEI’s tender offer for TA-I, QISDA’s tender offer for PTT, NSP’s tender offer for GES, RALEC’s shares conversion to CHILISIN’s, CHILISIN’s acquisition of FERROXCUBE, AP-Memory‘s acquisition of ZENTEL, the creation of transformation investment holding companies such as AMCHOW andTRIGOLD, and NSP.NAMCHOW’s transformation investment holding company. Bloomberg statistics show that the number of advisory deals handled by KGI Securities in 2017 was No. 1 in Taiwan M&A market.
Going forward, KGI Securities’ underwriting and financial advisory business will continue to stay abreast of market trends and expand its market share. The company plans to capitalize on China Development Financial’s advantages in corporate finance, leasing and direct investment, in an effort to cultivate business relationships with enterprises on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and provide superior investment banking services to Chinese and Taiwanese clients worldwide.
 
 
 

Taiwan’s M&A Market Consulting Statistics

2017 ranking

Company

Number of statistics

1

KGI Securities

10

2

Yuanta Securities

6

3

PwC

5

4

Citi

3

5

Somerley Group

2

5

China International Capital

2

5

HSBC

2

5

Goldman Sachs

2

5

Deloitte Touche

2

5

Sangyo Sosei Advisory

2

Source: Bloomberg (01/01/2016~12/31/2016)