Global Supply Chains: How will ESG, sustainability and circularity make a difference?
We focus on four themes of change and how they are affecting companies and markets around the world.
In this way, we hope to contribute to a greater understanding of where the world is headed at a time of historic transitions.
After a record year of activity in 2021, European SPAC IPO issuance slowed in Q1 2022. EU SPAC IPO proceeds totalled US$1.07 billion in Q1 2022.
Smart city initiatives in Latin America have too often been overshadowed by high-profile projects in North America. But the tide is changing, and smart city projects throughout the region are gaining traction like never before.
Welcome to the White & Case US SPACs Data Hub, which provides a quarterly review and analysis of key drivers and trends behind US De-SPAC M&A activity and SPAC IPO activity.
Private equity dealmaking was slow to pick up the pace in Q1, yet activity remained in line with pre-pandemic levels
While global dealmaking in Q1 was down from a blockbuster 2021, there are signs deal activity could pick up later in the year
IPOs boomed in 2021, with both the number of new listings and the total proceeds raised breaking records. But dealmakers face a tougher road ahead.
Companies across the globe are turning to M&A to fulfill their ESG ambitions while investors seek the steep returns on offer
Vehicle sales rebounded strongly following lockdowns, but Europe’s automotive companies confront a period of significant change as governments phase out combustion engines, supply chain constraints bite and the impacts of events in Ukraine are felt
A combination of SPACs, pent-up demand from pandemic-shocked 2020 and a wave of technology listings drove the IPO market to record highs
Ambitious decarbonization policies are encouraging dealmaking within the renewables industry, with the sector’s untapped potential too big to ignore
The aviation sector has endured a difficult two years amid border closures and lockdowns. In spite of persistent volatility and uncertainty, our survey finds that senior executives are cautiously optimistic about the state of global aviation financing in 2022
Leveraged loan and high yield bond markets in Western and Southern Europe saw a major resurgence in the past 12 months, driven initially by refinancing, followed by almost unprecedented M&A and buyout issuance, and setting the stage for, on balance, a productive year ahead
Large double-digit gains in US loan issuance meant leveraged finance markets ended 2021 with a bang and set the stage for robust activity in 2022
Financial stimulus and sustained investor appetite for yield have seen US CLO issuance scale record heights
Issuers are tapping institutional loan markets for add-on debt at a rapid pace as private equity firms turn to buy-and-build strategies to lower entry multiples and accelerate deployment
Governments around the world are tightening their scrutiny of foreign direct investments
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. Will 2022 cement the mining & metals industry’s role as a central plank of the energy transition?