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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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Corporate Financing Analysis - France Injects Further Privatisation Momentum - 23 JAN 2017

With its unwanted status as being one of the few European Union (EU) member states whose primary fiscal balance (which excludes debt servicing costs) remains in deficit, France needs to do something about it, and injecting renewed energy into a privatisation strategy is one quick way in which the state can raise funds to plug holes in its balance sheet.

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Flying Equities No Real Boost To UK IPO Market In H117 - 09 JAN 2017

The 'wait and see' approach adopted by potential equity issuers in the UK market for first time share sales across 2016 will likely continue over the coming quarters as the climate of political uncertainty in the UK becomes further entrenched. As a result, we do not expect to see any significant uptick in floatation activity in the UK anytime soon, with 2017 issuance levels likely to be almost...

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