Busy August sees capital raised on the ASX grow by 93pc
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Companies listed on the ASX raised $4.9 billion in the month of August, 93 per cent more than the same month last year.
However, overall capital raised is sitting 4 per cent lower than this time last year — $9.7 billion versus $10 billion for the financial year to date.
The ASX on Thursday released its monthly activity report, which contains facts and figures on listed entities.
Several new entities were admitted in August, including SaaS platform AppsVillage (ASX:APV), which allows SMBs to grow their own app, insurance software provider FINEOS (ASX:FCL), internet provider Opticomm (ASX:OPC) and MRI medtech Imricor (ASX:IMR).
A whopping 27 entities were delisted in August, bringing the total for the financial year to date to 35. There are 2,245 stocks on the ASX, a 2 per cent drop year-on-year.
As another sign of a busy August, the average number of daily trades jumped 36 per cent to 1.8 million, with volatility up nearly 1 per cent.
Total cash market value was $146 billion, a 12 per cent increase on August last year.