In 2015, there were a total of 228 underwriting deals completed in Taiwan's equity capital market, including 54 IPOs, 65 rights of offerings, 106 Convertible Bonds (CBs) and 3 Exchangeable Bonds (EBs) issuances, for a total underwriting amount of NT$113.4 billion, up from 230 deals and a total amount of NT$105.7 billion in 2014.
In 2015, KGI Securities was consecutively ranked No.1 in the market as it led a total of 31 equity deals, included IPOs, CBs, and secondary public offerings (SPOs), with an underwriting value of NT$24.3 billion. KGI Securities' excellent performance had made it the year's market spotlight: It was awarded “Best Investment Bank” by Euromoney and “No. 1 in SPOs” by Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2015..
In equity deals, in 2015 KGI Securities launched an IPO, Xintec on OTC market and initiated 30 SPOs and Everlight CB, which was the largest CB deal in Taiwan’s equity capital market. Overall, KGI Securities was No. 1 lead manager in Taiwan's capital market in 2015 by both amount and number of deals, helping many companies to raise funds in the capital market, securing its leadership position in the underwriting market.
KGI Securities also led the industry in financial advisory services in 2015, completing more than 10 M&As and strategic alliances. These deals include ASE's tender offer for SPIL, the merger of MediaTek's subsidiary with Ilitek for cash, Fenghua's acquisition of Viking, Sigurd's tender offer for TSI, EPI's merger with Episil's subsidiary for stock, and others. Bloomberg statistics show that the number of advisory cases handled by KGI Securities in 2015 was significantly higher than that of global well known investment banks such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in the Taiwan market.