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M&A drives issuance in busy healthcare space
Following a year of healthy activity, M&A deals in the pipeline are set to sustain leveraged finance issuance in the pharmaceutical, medical and biotech sector in the months ahead.
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Mining & metals 2022: ESG and energy transition – the sector's biggest opportunity
Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change.
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European leveraged finance: From survive to thrive
European leveraged finance markets rebounded in the past 12 months, driven  by enthusiastic refinancing activity and a resurgent M&A marketplace, setting the  stage for a healthy year ahead
Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Record breaker: US M&A 2021
US M&A had an extraordinary year in 2021, with total deal value reaching US$2.6 trillion—surpassing US$2 trillion for the first time
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2021: A spectacular year for SPACs
From record SPAC IPOs and M&A deal flow to the SEC issuing a variety of pronouncements, last year was one to remember.  
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Global private equity delivers groundbreaking 2021
Annual deal value more than doubled 2020’s total to reach all-time high  
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Global M&A hits new milestone in 2021
Deal value exceeded US$1 trillion in every quarter for the first time in history, in just one example of the record-shattering 2021.  
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Shining a light on the massive global surge in merger control filings
The data White & Case gathered from 58 of the most active merger control jurisdictions globally reveals trends and insights that can't be gleaned from data on single jurisdictions considered in isolation.
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Logistics deals deliver for investors as supply chains struggle
Logistics, packaging and shipments companies are using M&A to expand their service coverage and future proof.
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Healthcare M&A on track to set new record in 2021
Heightened interest in medical suppliers, contract research organizations and biotech firms resulted in an impressive year for healthcare dealmaking.
Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective
A guide to navigating the rules for investing in countries that require foreign direct investment approval
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Middle Eastern dealmaking strides ahead in 2021
Deal volume has reached new highs as dealmaking confidence in the region returns  
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Global content battle pushes media dealmaking to record highs
Intense competition to deliver on-demand content accelerates dealmaking in the sector
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Investor appetite gives borrowers a boost
Investors eager to maintain high levels of capital deployment have kept terms and pricing highly flexible for bond and loan issuers, but that does not mean easy access for borrowers—lenders are still pushing back against credits that fall short of the quality bar
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Credit ratings rebound
Reopening economies have transformed the credit landscape with ratings upgrades rising sharply through the year, after 2020 recorded the highest number of downgrades in more than two decades.
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Lenders zero in on the fine print as ESG issuance surges
The rise in sustainability-linked debt issuance observed in 2021 has shown little sign of slowing down as borrowers continue to focus on improving ESG performance in response to investor demand.
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DACH dealmaking powers ahead in 2021
Traditionally a powerhouse of European M&A, the DACH region—D for Germany, A for Austria and CH for Switzerland—did not disappoint in the first three quarters of the year.
SPACs on track to drive M&A leveraged loan issuance
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Debt financing gains traction as SPAC space matures
In a rapidly maturing SPAC market, sponsors are more frequently turning to debt financing tools to fund deals
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Recovering prices stabilize oil and gas credits
Recovering oil prices brought much needed stability to the balance sheets of oil and gas borrowers that were on the brink of foreclosure through lockdowns, but the transition away from hydrocarbons poses an ongoing challenge for issuers.
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Liquid debt markets hit the brakes on restructurings
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Active private equity firms buoy buyout issuance
Issuance of leveraged loans and high yield bonds to fund buyouts surged to quarterly highs in 2021 as private equity sponsors raised their investment game
Latin America
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Canadian outbound dealmaking rebounds
Canadian dealmakers are betting on large overseas purchases as market confidence returns
Managing construction risks in Asia-Pacific
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Managing construction risks in Asia-Pacific
There are many ways to resolve a construction dispute when it arises—but what are the best methods for mitigating risks, avoiding or resolving such disputes for projects based in Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam?
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Private Equity
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UK M&A reaches new highs despite headwinds
Favorable valuations are fueling opportunistic purchases by overseas bidders
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Financing
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Financial Regulatory Observer - Autumn 2021
The Financial Regulatory Observer spotlights selected topics currently driving regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.
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Unstable: the PWG's Report on Stablecoins
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Climate Change Litigation
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Aviation
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact – Carbon Trading
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Africa Focus
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Africa Focus: Autumn 2021
Transitioning to new priorities in a post-pandemic era
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact - ESG
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Canadian issuers take advantage of buoyant US markets
A rebounding domestic economy and abundant liquidity south of the border are encouraging Canadian borrowers to draw on US high yield bond markets in increasing numbers
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Leveraged loan markets keep on rolling
Despite a spike in energy prices and persistent inflation, year-to-date leveraged loan activity showed substantial gains on 2020 levels  
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Automotive M&A is in top gear
Deal activity in the auto industry has never been higher, as manufacturers look to capitalize on the shift towards electric vehicles  
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact - Mining & Metals
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Vietnam M&A heads for another record in 2021
High-growth industries continue to attract investor interest despite COVID disruptions
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European M&A reaches post-crisis high
M&A activity in Western Europe surged in Q3 on the back of strong PE interest and low UK stock prices
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Energy Transition & Industry Impact - Climate Change
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