BNP Paribas Corporate Finance Asia Pacific has been named "Rising Star Equity House" in the "Capital Markets-Equity" category of the Asset Triple-A House and Deal Awards 2007. With the continuous success of IPO offerings for mid-cap Chinese corporates combined with the expansion of business volumes in other regions, BNP Paribas' position as book-runner of equity and convertible issues in Asia has jumped by over 150% in volume.
"We have won a series of landmark mandates in year 2007 and this award further consolidates our already strong position in Asia Pacific, which is the 2nd largest corporate finance platform for the Bank outside Europe. With the support of our pan asian Securities platform, we have been able to capitalize on the immense opportunities in this region, thanks to our strong franchise, our ability to capture cross-border flows, and our development of a selected, sectorial expertise" said Christian de Charnace, Head of Corporate Finance, Asia Pacific. "Going forward, we will expand our capital-raising initiatives throughout Asia beyond the mid-cap arena, and we will continue to enlarge our product capabilities as well," he added.