It has been a year of frenzied deal-making. From mega public floats such as the DLF Ltd’s domestic initial public offer (IPO) and and ICICI Bank Ltd’s mega overseas offering, Indian companies raised resources to fund its breakneck pace of growth in 2007. Huge amounts were raised both from the domestic and international bond and equity markets. New avenues such as the qualified institutional placement (QIP) route gained in importance, while convertible offerings were also a hit. The amounts raised in 2007 have been higher than in the preceding years except for domestic bonds, while the number of deals done have also been higher, except for overseas equity offers and domestic bonds. Foreign investment banking firms topped the league tables in five out of six categories, including managing domestic bond issues and QIPs.