Bankers cautious on outlook for global equity deals after 2016 slide

By Dasha Afanasieva | LONDON LONDON Global equity raising fell by more than a quarter in 2016, data showed on Friday, hit by geopolitical shocks and a string of failed initial public offerings (IPOs), with the outlook for 2017 looking shaky. Companies raised $648.9 billion in equity during 2016, against $873 billion last year, Thomson …