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Corporate Financing Analysis - Weak Aussie Dollar To Boost Inbound Australian M&A - 05 SEPT 2016

The golden days of Australian inbound M&A activity seen as recently as in 2011 have been moving further away in the rear view mirror over the past year. After four consecutive quarters of decline in announced dealmaking in Australia, however, we are starting to see signs of life in inbound merger activity once more thanks largely to the bearish outlook for the local currency.

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Australian ECM Activity To Continue Dragging Feet In H216 - 22 AUG 2016

With Australia's economy slowing, the country's equity market is enduring a slowdown in share sales on the local bourse. Despite local equities gaining ground in the y-t-d period (the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is up by 4.4% in the y-t-d period and is 10.01% above where it sat a year previously), issuance has slowed since the turn of the year and we expect the drought to continue...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Apple Provides Validity To Upcoming Kangaroo Bond Market - 31 AUG 2015

Debt capital market (DCM) favourite Apple has successfully sold its inaugural deal in the offshore AUD-denominated bond market. The AUD2.25bn three-tranche note sale from the Silicon Valley technology giant topped the AUD1.5bn raised by international financial institution International Finance Corporation (IFC) back in July 2011 to claim the title of being the largest Kangaroo bond on record. I...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Australia ECM Activity: Bumps Ahead Amidst Issuance Acceleration - 24 AUG 2015

Australasia's equities markets may have been spooked by growing fears surrounding the trajectory of China's economy, but the nation's strong medium-to long-term macroeconomic fundamentals have created a market within which equity capital market (ecm) activity is growing. To be sure in the 2015 y-t-d period, share sales have reached a six-year high. According to data provider Dealogic, Australas...

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