Looking ahead Executive leadership Smart growth Deal dynamics Digital frontiers Debt for growth Risk without borders Infrastructure catalysts Market snapshots Deals & disputes M&A highlights Funding growth Setting precedent Devising structures Positioned to lead Events & recognition New partners Smart growth Successful global businesses use innovative approaches and thinking to identify opportunities, navigate challenges and turn their business goals into reality. Deal dynamics As M&A continued its global bull run in 2015, savvy corporations and private equity firms took steps to seize boom-time opportunities and set themselves up for the next market cycle. Digital frontiers Companies across industries are testing the technological bleeding edge in an effort to create new value and shield themselves and their customers from cyber attacks. Debt for growth The options for financing growth are proliferating as debt markets continue to globalize, reducing differences among markets that formerly hewed to either a US or European model. Risk without borders The global risk landscape continues to get more complex and challenging, particularly as regulators step up cross-border collaboration and show greater willingness to take action across jurisdictions. Infrastructure catalysts The need for infrastructure is becoming increasingly urgent worldwide, as emerging markets strive to catch up and developed markets endeavor to keep up in critical sectors such as energy, telecommunications and transportation. Market snapshots Countries and companies facing thresholds of opportunity or challenge are taking innovative steps to shape their futures for success.