It is an exciting time to be a part of the global data center industry as the world's ever-increasing demand for more data continues to drive growth exponentially.
• Leveraged loan value outstripped 2016 level by €131.3 billion in 2017 • Value of high yield bonds has surpassed 2016 by 32 percent • Refinancing and repricing drive the market • Leveraged loans continue primacy over high yield bonds
• Average size of leveraged loan increases significantly • Weighted margin of first-lien loan drops to lowest level in years • Term loan B issuance outstripped 2016 levels within the first three quarters of 2017 • Cov-lite deals march on
Loans and high yield bonds make a comeback as economic vitality breeds confidence among investors and issuers
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
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.