Loans and high yield bonds make a comeback as economic vitality breeds confidence among investors and issuers
M&A's strategic relevance will ensure transactions continue to close in the face of geopolitical uncertainty. But trends in four areas—taxation, technology, PE, and antitrust—could define the coming year of dealmaking
US dealmaking remains robust, as M&A's strategic value remains as relevant as ever.
Overall deal value declined in 2017, yet it was higher than all other post-crisis years from 2008 to 2013.
Our exclusive survey identifies impacts from tax reforms and the repatriation of offshore capital as key areas to watch in 2018. Digital innovation remains a major driver for transactions, while effective due diligence poses a challenge.
Oil & gas dealmaking continues to generate the bulk of sector activity; consolidation in the power sector was driven by unsettled market conditions.
Record levels of dry powder and intense competition for deals caused buyout volume to reach a record high in 2017, while exit activity is encouraged by high valuations.
The sector saw the highest number of deals across all industries in 2017, as the hunt for innovative technologies continues to break down sector boundaries
While market uncertainty surrounding tax reforms and NAFTA negotiations caused sector deal value to take a hit in 2017, technological convergence continues to generate a healthy level of deals.
The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018.
The race to consolidate resulted in a flurry of megadeals in 2017, while the disruptive impact of technology on consumer behavior continues to generate activity
The consumer, energy, financial services and tech sectors had standout years in 2017.
Insurance assets are attracting dealmakers due to low capital requirements and steady cash flows. Established fintech providers are using M&A to expand geographically
Cyber risk — best practices for incident preparedness and response
Opportunities and challenges for M&A in the European financial services sector
The new laws have made Singapore more attractive for companies looking to restructure, but will it become the jurisdiction of choice for Asian debt restructurings?
The significant build-up of class action knowhow among claimants, litigators and litigation funders is creating a litigation culture in the UK that is closer to the US than it has ever been.
Increasingly popular "project on project" structures for refinery and petrochemical projects have a number of advantages, but also expose project sponsors and financiers to a host of potentially costly risks in the absence of preventive measures.
Global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation
Whatever form Brexit takes, international companies with operations in the UK are planning ahead to retain access to the EU market
After stepping into the space vacated by traditional banks and strategic investors following the financial crisis, private equity has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in financial services dealmaking.
An overview of rules and developments in major jurisdictions globally, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the UK and the EU.