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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 - German M&A Enjoying Surge Of Interest - 27 MAR 2017

'Animal spirits' are returning among corporate boardrooms with acquisitive growth intentions in Europe, with the M&A market in the Continent's largest economy having recorded a record flow of announced deals during Q117 to-date. According to data from Zephyr, a Bureau van Dijk product, announced inbound dealmaking activity in Germany has tallied USD22,782mn across 529 deals in the...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - European ECM Activity: The Calm Before The (Next) Storm - 13 MAR 2017

With a year of geopolitical shocks now behind us, the European equity capital markets (ecm) arena is 'back to business' and listing activity has come out of the blocks fast this year, fuelled by a bull equities market being met by the unleashing of pent-up demand for stocks. According to Dealogic data correct to February 9, as many as 100 floats have priced across European exchanges.

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Corporate Financing Analysis - 2017: Bumper European Bank Capital Raising Year - 06 MAR 2017

We are nine years on from the onset of the global financial crisis, and some corners of the Eurozone banking sector remain very much focused on the activity of repairing balance sheets. In particular, we point to the beleaguered banking sectors in Italy, Spain, and Portugal as those most vulnerable to further shockwaves, and within which a number of banks have capital issues to address (see 'No...

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