April 2017 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Asian Tech IPOs A Regional Success Story - 24 APR 2017

Asia's taste for tech is maturing, as evidenced by recent activity across the Continent's equity capital markets (ecm) so far this year. Against the backdrop of a broader decline in ecm and IPO activity across the region in 2017 to-date (Dealogic data shows that the former is down by 75% and the latter by 77% y-o-y), owing largely to capital market activity thawing out in other parts of the...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - The Short-Term Attraction Of UK Inbound M&A - 17 APR 2017

With local currency weakness expected to continue in the near term, we note that the window for UK-targeted M&A activity remains wide open in 2017. The rally in announced takeover deals only has a finite amount of time to run, however, and we are predicting that activity will begin to slow across the course of H217. We point to 1) a longer-term strengthening of the currency; 2) rising...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Asian VC Industry Growth Story On Track - 10 APR 2017

The Asian venture capital (VC) industry is set to enjoy its moment in the sun this year. After several years of steady returns and consistent levels of investment, VC interest in the region - from investors both closer to home and from afar - is building. In our view, the reliability of the market when compared with the volatility and uncertainty caused by the onset of economic and political...

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