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Q3 and YTD 2018 SPAC IPO Underwriting League Tables

Below are the recently released Q3 & YTD 2018 SPAC IPO Underwriting League Tables

This quarter we switched things up and added two new columns to the rankings.  For background, in our previously published league tables we used a traditional methodology favored by most league table providers. That is, any underwriter that is a book-runner or lead manager gets full credit for the IPO size and this calculates Deal Volume for each underwriter. However, going forwarded we have also calculated two new columns (highlighted in green) that take into account the number of units sold, which you can find in the underwriting section of all final prospectuses.
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Underwriting-League-Tables

Q2 & H1 2018 SPAC Underwriting IPO League Tables

Below are the recently released Q2 & H1 2018 SPAC IPO Underwriting League Tables

Credit Suisse led 2018's second quarter based on deal volume, but BofA Merrill Lynch took top honors for SPAC IPOs in the first half of 2018.  BofA has been making big moves this year with $1.3 billion in SPAC underwritings to date, whereas in all of 2017 BofA's total was just $460 million (completed in one transaction). And while Credit Suisse has always been at the top of the SPAC IPO pack, BofA's efforts are notable and a bank to watch in the second half of the year.
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Q1 2018 SPAC Underwriting IPO League Table

Below is the recently released Q1 2018 SPAC IPO Underwriting League Table

Deutsche Bank took the top spot in the first quarter of 2018, with three Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) transactions and a total volume of $850 million. DB was the bookrunner/lead for Platinum Eagle, Nebula and DFB Healthcare, which were some of the largest SPAC transactions in the quarter with $325 million, $275 million and
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