February 2017 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Oil & Gas Sector Full Of M&A Energy - 27 FEB 2017

With the price of oil rising once more, the Oil & Gas sector is well placed to enter back into the global M&A spotlight in 2017. We note that acquirers with an eye on the rejuvenated sector are well armed to make bumper deals too, thanks to the stabilising of global oil markets coming at a time when a range of financing avenues are opening back up to strategic acquirers in...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Imperative For Tech Dealmakers To Keep Ahead - 20 FEB 2017

'Innovate or die' has long been the mantra of the tech sector, and as a result, the industry's role in the global M&A market has become increasingly integral y-o-y. This is perhaps best evidenced by the fact that the sector was responsible for a 22% share of all announced M&A deals recorded during the 2016 full-year period, with activity tallying USD694bn - according to data...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - PE To Be Priced Out In 2017 M&A Rally - 13 FEB 2017

The party is almost over for private equity buyouts. With private acquirers having been largely sat on the sidelines throughout the political shocks and ensuing capital market volatility which came to characterise 2016, PE firms enjoyed an almost free-run on acquisitions, and were able to secure a host of deals as a result. The story looks set to be very different in 2017, however, with the...

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