The record set for Chinese outbound M&A in 2015 and 2016 could become the new normal if China successfully manages short-term challenges.
The maturing nature of the non-core infrastructure space has now opened the door for institutional investors to move into the space
Infrastructure funds are increasing their capital allocations to non-core sectors, although in doing so they will need to take on increased risk and operate outside an established regulatory environment. There are six steps that investors should take to get the best out of the non-core market.
In the 'conventional' finance space, asset-backed financings have proved a successful method of funding social and civil infrastructure. However, in Islamic finance, asset-backed sukuk have not yet taken off.
Despite a slow start to the year and an uncertain political outlook, US M&A accelerated into 2017.
Despite a tough year, leveraged debt is facing up to challenges with renewed resilience
Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances
Covenant lite deals becoming the new normal in Europe
While fears of another downturn loom, the European financial markets have innovated, evolved and grown