US shale boom hoovers up 20% of equity issuance so far this year..

FT: “The US shale boom has come to Wall Street with new share issuance associated with the sector driving equity capital market activity this year. Investment vehicles known as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that buy and develop gas and oil assets have raised $4.3bn through share issuance this year. That is almost a third of the record $13.8bn raised by the sector last year, and accounts for 20 per cent of all US equity capital raising in 2012, according to Dealogic.”