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World in Transition

It's not just the rate of change. Our World in Transition hub focuses on the potential for transformation in energy, ESG, finance, globalization and US policy.  

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Energy Transition: COP & Industry Impact

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) brings together countries to address global climate change issues.

Financial Regulatory Observer 2022

The Financial Regulatory Observer spotlights selected topics currently driving regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

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Economy pumps the brakes on loan markets

Debt Explorer | Leveraged loan activity slows in the US, Europe and APAC as a volatile economic backdrop and the rising cost of debt starts to weigh on issuance

White & Case Global Antitrust Merger StatPak

White & Case's Global Antitrust Merger StatPak (WAMS) is a resource providing information on merger control filing activity by competition authorities around the world. The WAMS survey currently includes filing data from 84 of the most active merger control jurisdictions in the world.

Global PE activity succumbs to market pressures in Q3

M&A Explorer | In line with global M&A, private equity dealmaking experienced a dip in activity during the third quarter  

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Scaling up the energy transition

Our new report examines how corporates and capital providers are setting priorities, staying competitive and managing risk.

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Pivot potential: A deep dive into offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico

After years of blunted growth and false starts, the US is finally scaling up offshore wind, with the Gulf of Mexico as the potential new setting.

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The INDEX Act: A challenge to the voting influence of institutional investors that may yield unintended consequences

The Act's supporters say it would shift voting power from large investment advisers to individual investors, but the reality could be far more complex 

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Global M&A fails to impress in the third quarter

M&A Explorer | Q3 dealmaking reflected multiple downward pressures on the market, including rising inflation, stock market volatility, and the spiralling European energy crisis

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Latin America Focus

Outlook for 2023: Amid turmoil, opportunities

Middle Eastern dealmaking builds on active 2021

M&A Explorer |  Overseas buyers, particularly from the US, UK, and Canada, propelled regional dealmaking in the first half of the year

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Global tech M&A continues winning streak

M&A Explorer | A string of megadeals powered dealmaking activity during the first half of the year

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Mining & Metals 2022: Putting the resilience rhetoric to the test

Is the mining & metals sector prepared for a global downturn?

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Investors eye rapid delivery business

M&A Explorer | Pandemic-fueled demand for delivery services is attracting investors looking for quick profits and low risk

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Recurring revenue reset?

Debt Explorer | As the technology sector cools and macro-economic headwinds build, lenders are reassessing the provision of recurring revenue loans

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US utilities M&A remains resilient in H1

M&A Explorer | Positive tailwinds such as the global shift to clean energy sources and the need to replenish infrastructure are driving dealmaking in the sector

M&A Explorer

Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer.

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Debt Explorer

The White & Case Debt Explorer is an interactive tool that puts a wealth of leveraged finance data and more at your fingertips.

M&A keeps Spanish debt market busy after volatile first half

Debt Explorer | After a bright first quarter, Spanish leveraged finance has been confronted by the same headwinds buffeting the wider European debt space—but a cluster of large M&A deals may keep the market active for the rest of the year

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European M&A issuance pauses for breath

Debt Explorer | M&A was expected to ease off the accelerator in 2022 following a blistering 2021, but questions remain about how long it will take M&A financing to catch up with dealmaking

Reality check: US M&A H1 2022

US deal activity saw an annual decrease in H1 of this year, but remains buoyant compared to pre-pandemic standards

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US leveraged finance: Navigating choppy waters

Borrowers and lenders are seeking new opportunities in the face of growing market volatility

Carve-outs’ popularity soars as businesses pursue growth

White & Case M&A Explorer | Carve-out deals are offering businesses and investors an alternative route to growth in a post-COVID global economy

European SPACs data hub
European SPACs Data Hub

After a record year of activity in 2021, European SPAC IPO issuance slowed in  Q1 2022. EU SPAC IPO proceeds totalled US$1.07 billion in Q1 2022.

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Term loan A debt is back in fashion

White & Case Debt Explorer | Term loan A debt is back in the spotlight as borrowers look for financing alternatives in an increasingly volatile institutional loan market

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US SPACs Data Hub

Welcome to the White & Case US SPACs Data Hub, which provides a quarterly review and analysis of key drivers and trends behind US De-SPAC M&A activity and SPAC IPO activity.

Macro-economic headwinds slow global leveraged loan market in H1

White & Case Debt Explorer | Rising inflation and climbing interest rates have slowed leveraged loan activity in Europe and the US, while COVID-19 restrictions in China dampened demand in Asia-Pacific.

FIG M&A Sector Trends - July 2022
Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - July 2022

We highlight the key UK & European M&A trends in H2 2021 and H1 2022, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.

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Q2 PE dealmaking fails to live up to record 2021

A host of megadeals bumped up deal value in the sector, but regulatory and economic headwinds remain  

European NPLs: Smaller deals and a slower pace
European NPLs: Smaller deals and a slower pace

The European non-performing loan landscape looks very different in 2022, with large deals driven by urgent government regulation supplanted by small but steady opportunities.

Africa Focus: Summer 2022
Africa Focus: Summer 2022

Sustainably powering Africa’s development

A bright future: Smart cities in Latin America

Smart city initiatives in Latin America have too often been overshadowed by high-profile projects in North America. But the tide is changing, and smart city projects throughout the region are gaining traction like never before.

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Retail M&A driven by pandemic trends

Long-term consumer behavior triggered by the pandemic continues to catalyze deal activity  

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From trash to treasure: Green metals from recycling

The global drive towards a low-carbon circular economy and increased focus on ESG are creating many new opportunities for metal recycling projects. But is scrap the answer to the growing demand for green metals?

Renewables push drives M&A in Japan’s energy sector

Ambitious decarbonization targets and high investment returns are drawing interest from both local and international buyers  

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ESG-linked debt markets come of age in Latin America

Despite a decline in overall bond and loan issuance in the Latin American region, ESG-linked debt issuance thrived in 2021—and looks set to continue in the months ahead  

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Global PE activity slows in Q1 following blockbuster year

Private equity dealmaking was slow to pick up the pace in Q1, yet activity remained in line with pre-pandemic levels

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Global M&A market drops to pre-pandemic levels

While global dealmaking in Q1 was down from a blockbuster 2021, there are signs deal activity could pick up later in the year

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Financial Times Moral Money Forum reports, in partnership with White & Case