Recent Insights

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Investing in India
From challenges to solutions
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LatAm debt markets ready to rebound
Debt Explorer | After a slow first half, the outlook for Latin American debt markets is improving as inflation cools and interest rates stabilize
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US outbound M&A into China pivots to Korea and Japan
M&A Explorer | Long-time US allies Japan and South Korea benefit from tensions between Washington and Beijing
Latin America Focus: Fall 2023
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Latin America Focus: Fall 2023
Despite political uncertainty and a slowdown in GDP growth across Latin America, there are plenty of bright spots and opportunities on the horizon for those who know where to find them.
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Big Oil displays commitment to net zero through dealmaking
M&A Explorer | As the market turmoil of 2022 fades, energy supermajors are using M&A to expand into renewables and low-carbon solutions
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Southeast Asia’s star ready to rise
M&A Explorer | Tech innovation and frontier-market growth both point to dynamic future for regional M&A
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Sovereign wealth funds power M&A in 2023
M&A Explorer | State-owned funds continue to be active players on the global dealmaking scene, despite the market downturn
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European NPLs: Market earns welcome breathing room
The ongoing decline in NPL volumes in 2022 and pivot towards smaller disposals leave European lenders well positioned to withstand adverse economic conditions.
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Dealmaking set for comeback in North America’s food industry
M&A Explorer | M&A is proving popular with companies looking to reinvigorate their portfolios and adapt to shifting consumer demands
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International bidders bolster German M&A
M&A Explorer | Amid a challenging economic climate, international buyers prompted by the energy transition target mainstay sectors including industrials & chemicals and automotive
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Carve-outs: A valuable tool for European firms
M&A Explorer | Strategic carve-outs continue to present a strong business case, as companies shed non-core assets and position themselves for growth
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Geopolitics and decarbonization in the mining & metals sector
Geography—as much as geology—is driving commercial activity and opportunities for mining & metals firms as decarbonization accelerates
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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - September 2023
We highlight the key UK & European M&A trends in H2 2022 and H1 2023, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.
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Transatlantic M&A bull run set for comeback
M&A Explorer | Encouraged by the relative strength of the dollar and improving financing conditions, US bidders are snapping up European assets
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US high yield markets spring to life
Debt Explorer | High yield bond activity rallies in the US as borrowers pivot away from pricier leveraged loans, but European and Asian markets remain challenged
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Generative AI boom sparks investment spree
M&A Explorer | A flurry of dealmaking is taking place as investors look to stake their claim in AI's newest frontier
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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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Term loan C in the spotlight
Debt Explorer | In debt markets characterized by tighter liquidity and cautious lenders, term loan C debt is providing borrowers with essential liquidity
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Spanish M&A resists market pressures in H1
M&A Explorer | The country’s hotly targeted renewables sector ensured a steady flow of deals in the first half of the year
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Subdued macro conditions shelve major loan activity
Debt Explorer | Loan issuance across all major jurisdictions saw year-on-year double-digit declines during the first half of 2023, as high inflation and rising interest rates continued to weigh on loan activity
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Global M&A faces market headwinds in Q2
M&A Explorer | Ongoing uncertainty hampers dealmaking in second quarter of the year, but mining megadeals and the race for clean energy offer a ray of hope
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Flexibility is key: Australia’s leveraged finance market rises to the challenge
Debt Explorer | Sponsors hope increasing competition and the flexibility of Australia’s leveraged finance market will provide increasing optionality during challenging times
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Public-to-private deals offer a bright spot in flat M&A market
Debt Explorer | Private equity buyout activity has slowed in the face of macroeconomic headwinds, but public-to-private transactions have shown little sign of slowing down
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Africa Focus: Summer 2023
Delivering growth through sustainable development
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Securing investment: FDI screening and the mining & metals sector
In the world of shifting geopolitical tensions and supply chain vulnerabilities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the push for mineral & metal security is changing the way governments, regulators, sector participants and lenders evaluate foreign investment.
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US issuers flock to convertible bonds in choppy market
Debt Explorer | Slowdowns in US IPO, high yield and syndicated loan markets have revived US convertible bond issuance as borrowers seek out cheaper debt due to rising interest rates
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Changing the face of mining
A review of women on boards and C-suite positions in the mining industry 2012 – 2022
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Czech and Polish governments step up to support exporters
Debt Explorer | Few markets have been as directly impacted by the conflict in Ukraine as those in Czechia and Poland, but governments in both countries have stepped up with financial packages to shield exporters from the fallout
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Cybersecurity: Legal implications and risk management
In an increasingly interconnected world, cyber risk is firmly at the top of the boardroom agenda, and having an effective data breach response programme is no longer optional.
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Time to shine in India’s M&A market
M&A Explorer | M&A activity in the world’s most populous country is nothing short of impressive
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Fund finance market—adapting to change
Debt Explorer | The fund finance ecosystem is in a period of flux as lenders and private equity funds take stock of new regulatory capital requirements and the impact of the collapse of several market participants
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How CLOs are dealing with a post-SVB world
Debt Explorer | The fund finance ecosystem is in a period of flux as lenders and private equity funds take stock of new regulatory capital requirements and the impact of the collapse of several market participants
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A spotlight on shareholder value spurs Japanese M&A
M&A Explorer | Much needed business restructurings and government incentives have the potential to drive acquisitions and divestments in Japan
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2023 Global compliance risk benchmarking survey
Industry perspectives on the state of compliance today and effective strategies for managing compliance risk within the changing regulatory landscape
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European biotech enjoys a burst of dealmaking activity
M&A Explorer | The first quarter saw a string of transactions after a punishing year for the sector
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Public-to-private deals continue their hot streak
M&A Explorer | Even as public equity markets return to life, sponsors still find value in take-privates
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Buyout and M&A slowdown weighs on debt markets in Spain
Debt Explorer | Prolonged M&A auction processes and cautious banks have put the brakes on leveraged finance activity in Spain, opening up opportunities for foreign lenders and private debt funds to gain market share
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Restructuring reforms energize the Middle East
Debt Explorer | The Middle East restructuring landscape has been transformed in recent years, attracting new investors and providing borrowers and lenders with more flexibility
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M&A in Türkiye continues to perform
M&A Explorer | Deal activity in Türkiye remained resilient in Q1 2023, despite pre-election uncertainty, record-breaking inflation, a devastating natural disaster and geopolitical concerns, mainly due to the Russia-Ukraine war
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UK M&A volume continues to impress despite value crunch
M&A Explorer | This year should continue to deliver a steady pipeline of deals in what remains one of Europe’s most dynamic markets