Africa Focus: Summer 2022
Sustainably powering Africa’s development
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.
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
Governments around the world are tightening their scrutiny of foreign direct investments
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
Annual deal value more than doubled 2020’s total to reach all-time high
Deal value exceeded US$1 trillion in every quarter for the first time in history, in just one example of the record-shattering 2021.
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.
Logistics, packaging and shipments companies are using M&A to expand their service coverage and future proof.
A guide to navigating the rules for investing in countries that require foreign direct investment approval
Intense competition to deliver on-demand content accelerates dealmaking in the sector
In an increasingly interconnected world, cyber risk is firmly at the top of the boardroom agenda, and having an effective data breach response programme is no longer optional.
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?
Significant differences exist between terms that typically apply in M&A transactions in Africa and Europe
A disruptive era portends a new wave of disputes using well-established frameworks for commercial and investment arbitration
Attitudes are shifting, thanks to changes in corporate governance
Pandemic-derived supply chain issues unlock investment opportunities
After four quarters in a row of exceptionally high PE activity, Q3 2021 has continued the trend, recording the highest value and volume of any third quarter on record
Financial institutions M&A sector trends: banks — H1 2021 and outlook for H2 2021
Companies focused on broader public benefits and ESG principles face unique issues in international trade disputes.
US M&A set a new record for value in H1 2021—and nearly surpassed the full-year figure for 2020
Low interest rates and high levels of liquidity are fueling transformational M&A deals
The pandemic seems to have prompted people to rethink their attitudes toward sharing personal data, particularly when it is used to manage public health and provide essential services. Can this shift serve as a catalyst for smart city adoption?
Three pillars are at the heart of global efforts to boost sustainability and make our built environment cleaner, greener and more socially responsible: construction, energy and technology. These three industries have come to be intricately connected in an era of transformation on a scale never seen before.
The number of distressed and liquidation-related M&A deals, especially in the US and UK, has increased year on year as businesses struggle to adapt to their post-pandemic reality.
There have been a number of developments in merger control in 2020 and Q1 2021. Some are related to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are borne out of the ambitions and changes sought by individual competition authorities or unexpected jurisprudence
The African Continental Free Trade Area could trigger a new era in intra-African trade
Supporting post-COVID recovery and growth in key sectors