Industry Trend Analysis - PSA - Proton Tie-Up: Initial Thoughts - 13 MAR 2017
Corporate Financing week March 2017 / Malaysia / Industry
A potential tie-up between PSA and Proton would provide a much needed capital injection to the struggling Malaysian car maker as well as offer access to new vehicle platforms, powertrains and...
Industry Trend Analysis - PSA-GM Deal: Initial Thoughts - 06 MAR 2017
Corporate Financing week March 2017 / Europe / Industry
If finalised, a mooted deal for France's PSA Group to acquire the European Opel and Vauxhall division of General Motors Company (GM) would create the second-largest autos group in Europe by market...
Industry Trend Analysis - Market Power Is Aim Of Samsung-BYD Partnership - 01 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / China / Industry
Samsung Electronics' purchase of shares in BYD Auto will help expand its control of the EV supply chain and move beyond EV battery cell production. The move will also help the company's business in...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Uber Sets Start-Up Private Investment Blueprint - 20 JUNE 2016
Corporate Financing week June 2016 / Middle East / Finance
Thanks to the support of private financing, technology start-ups are staying private for longer before they tap public markets, and this is having a detrimental impact on the sector's activity...
Industry Trend Analysis - Didi Chuxing - Perfect Launch Pad For The Apple Car? - 30 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / China / Industry
Apple's USD1bn investment into ride-hailing service, Didi Chuxing, could provide the company with a strong launch pad for its new car, rumoured to be in development. The deal could potentially...
Industry Trend Analysis - Nissan-Mitsubishi Tie-Up: Good Strategy But Risks Still High - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / Japan / Industry
Nissan's decision to purchase a majority stake in Mitsubishi Motors offers strong potential for rounding out Nissan's geographic exposure and its product mix. The deal is, however, not without risk...
Company Trend Analysis - Apple's Didi Investment Motivated By Multiple Issues - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / China / Companies
Apple's investment in Didi Chuxing will have been motivated as much by the need to soothe its troubled relations with investors and the Chinese government than a desire to lay the foundations to...
Industry Trend Analysis - Hyundai To Heat Up Heavy Truck Competition - 14 MAR 2016
Corporate Financing week March 2016 / Mexico / Industry
Commercial vehicle production in Mexico will gain a further boost in 2016 after the recent opening of a new plant manufacturing Hyundai branded trucks. As a new entrant, the Hyundai branded product...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Wanxiang Seeks Synergies In Fisker Bid - 20 JAN 2014
Corporate Financing week January 2014 / China / Finance
Wanxiang's bid for Fisker Automotive plays out our long-held view on the growing trend of Chinese automakers and suppliers seeking to acquire EV technology to close their developmental gap with...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Apollo Looking Attractive As Contentious Takeover Fails - 20 JAN 2014
Corporate Financing week January 2014 / Global / Finance
Cooper Tire recently announced its plans to abandon its buyout by Apollo Tyres due to its belief that there was a lack of financing for the deal, a risk we highlighted back in 2012 when news of the...