London Stock Exchange sees 91 percent leap in capital raised

LONDON, March 27 Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:07am EDT

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange said on Thursday that money raised on its markets soared by 91 percent in the 11 months to the end of February and that there was a good pipeline ahead.

In a pre-close statement, the LSE said total equity capital raised so far in its financial year was 28.3 billion pounds ($46.9 billion), compared with 14.8 billion pounds in the same period last year, with the number of new issues rising to 162 from 107. ($1 = 0.6037 British Pounds) (Reporting by Freya Berry; editing by Huw Jones)