European Financial Services M&A Trends Webinar
The UK has left the EU but there remains a vast array of operational and legal issues for businesses to address. See below for our perspectives on the key challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents for different industries and sectors.
It's not just the rate of change. Our World in Transition hub focuses on the potential for transformation in energy, ESG, finance, globalization and US policy.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to escalate, ensuring wellbeing of employees is paramount, but it is not the only challenge. There is a vast sway of operational and legal issues that businesses must address, too.
Taking ESG matters seriously improves business performance; ESG best practice must become integral to the business and should be a "given" in any mining project.
The metals sector is an attractive target for decarbonization due to the energy-intensive nature of traditional production processes.
China's mining sector is taking active measures to pursue industry transition and achieve a low-carbon production plan.
As governments around the world are pursuing revised mining fiscal policies and more aggressive enforcement, investors need to prepare themselves for an active period of resource nationalism.
Key considerations around bribery and corruption risks, as the mining & metals sector is gaining critical momentum in the world's energy transition toward a low-carbon future.
PGMs are helping to ensure that Southern African mining remains relevant and is contributing to the global clean and green transition
The mining & metals industry is critical to the success of the world's transition towards net zero, both in reducing its own carbon footprint and providing the materials that will deliver a cleaner and more sustainable future
Investors are returning to mining & metals amid an almost unprecedented rally in the US capital markets that is taking place despite the continued economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Lifting pandemic restrictions, coupled with successful vaccination rollouts in the Gulf and an improving economic outlook, supported a rebound in loan and bond activity in the Middle East in the first half of 2021
ESG-linked financing issuance swelled in 2021, with issuers responding to the rapid growth in investor demand for environmental and socially-linked debt issuance
Take private activity reached a decade high in the first half of 2021, fueled by large sums of dry powder and heated competition for assets.
Strong refinancing appetite sustains the high yield bond market in the Asia-Pacific region despite a slowdown in real estate issuance in China.
H1 2021 dealmaking within the continent appears to be turning a corner
Companies focused on broader public benefits and ESG principles face unique issues in international trade disputes.
Loan issuance from Indian borrowers has tailed off because of rising COVID-19 infections, but high-profile mega-deal financings have given lenders and borrowers cause for optimism
Lender caution following Zambia’s debt repayment default in 2020 has weighed on African debt issuance, but successful raisings by high profile borrowers show that investor appetite remains resilient