US leveraged finance: The road ahead
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US M&A set a new record for value in H1 2021—and nearly surpassed the full-year figure for 2020
Low interest rates and high levels of liquidity are fueling transformational M&A deals
Plentiful liquidity supports a year-on-year rise in high yield bond issuance in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region
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A brightening macroeconomic outlook and supportive deal environment helped push second-quarter value to a new record.
Increasing cooperation between global PE players is pushing up price tags
Three pillars are at the heart of global efforts to boost sustainability and make our built environment cleaner, greener and more socially responsible: construction, energy and technology. These three industries have come to be intricately connected in an era of transformation on a scale never seen before.
The huge surge in IPO fundraising by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) on US stock exchanges may be showing the first signs of slowing down, but momentum behind European SPAC activity is only just starting to gather pace.
Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer.
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Changing regulatory, project finance and transmission dynamics are fueling rapid growth in US offshore wind
A strong market for refinancing and low interest rates have enabled most borrowers in Europe and the US to avoid bankruptcy and restructuring procedures
Soaring demand for digital infrastructure, transportation and social assets has generated landmark deals so far this year
Automotive and automotive-adjacent M&A sees fourth consecutive quarterly rise in value, supported by strong SPAC interest in electric vehicles
A number of big-ticket deals in high-growth sectors such as telecommunications and renewables signal a bright future for French dealmaking
Leveraged finance activity in the healthcare sector made strong gains through Q1 2021 as the pandemic response saw the industry attract steady investor inflows and M&A interest
SMRs are gaining the attention of governments and power providers across the world because of the optionality they offer. But the champions of the SMR will have to work hard to ensure its potential can be fully unlocked.
The number of distressed and liquidation-related M&A deals, especially in the US and UK, has increased year on year as businesses struggle to adapt to their post-pandemic reality.
Management fee credit facilities have become increasingly popular among private equity firms during the pandemic as a tool to manage cash flow volatility
Tightening liability spreads and the backlog from 2020 have seen European collateralized loan obligations resetting and refinancing at historic levels in 2021
Emerging technologies attract increasing interest from dealmakers, buoyed by strong economic fundamentals and healthy macroeconomics
There have been a number of developments in merger control in 2020 and Q1 2021. Some are related to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are borne out of the ambitions and changes sought by individual competition authorities or unexpected jurisprudence
Dependable recurring income from digital music rights is attracting major investment from PE funds.
High yield bond and syndicated loan lenders are eager to fund US buyout deals, but competition from private debt markets and high secondary buyout volumes have restricted supply
Dealmaking within the PMB sector enjoyed an impressive start as companies across the globe embarked on their post-pandemic recovery.
High yield bond and leveraged loan issuance by European industrials, chemicals and materials companies sustained steady activity levels in Q1 2021 as they took advantage of a borrower-friendly market to raise financing
Borrowers are taking advantage of buoyant leveraged loan markets in the US and Europe to reprice existing credits at lower interest rates, and lenders are happy to oblige
The first quarter of 2021 saw a string of big-ticket deals in the transportation sector, pushing quarterly deal value to a record high
Highly competitive and liquid markets saw leveraged loan issuance in the US and Europe surge, while activity in Asia-Pacific dipped despite high-profile jumbo deals
Borrowers in the United States, Europe and Asia are tapping buoyant bond markets to extend maturities and refinance existing debt at cheaper rates