Industry Trend Analysis - Increased M&A Likely As Chinese Competition Rises - 01 MAY 2017
Corporate Financing week April 2017 / Global / Industry
As Chinese infrastructure firms expand globally, there is the potential for increased M&A activity as established, incumbent firms aim to improve competitiveness and Chinese companies...
Industry Trend Analysis - CCCC's IDE Bid Reflects Global Acquisition Ambitions - 29 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week August 2016 / China / Industry
The Chinese offer to purchase Israeli desalination company IDE Technologies reflects the former's strategy to bolster its technological expertise by acquiring foreign firms, as it seeks to simultan...
Company Trend Analysis - Komatsu Acquisition Of Joy Global: Initial Thoughts - 01 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / Vietnam / Industry
The acquisition of US mining machinery company Joy Global by Japanese machinery major Komatsu illustrates a number of key trends in the machinery industry as well as highlights several of our key...
Industry Trend Analysis - Salini Impregilo Set To Expand In US Market - 30 NOV 2015
Corporate Financing week November 2015 / United States / Industry
With the acquisition of Lane Industries, Salini Impregilo will significantly increase its presence in the US construction industry. The move will position the Italian firm to be a strong competitor...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Leighton's Importance Highlighted By ACS' Assertions - 24 MAR 2014
Corporate Financing week March 2014 / Australia / Finance
We believe Hochtief's push for greater board representation and ownership of Leighton highlight the growing importance of Leighton Holdings on Hochtief's parent company, ACS - an unsurprising...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Two Key Takeaways From Macquarie Sale - 25 NOV 2013
Corporate Financing week November 2013 / Australia / Finance
We believe that Ratchaburi's decision to withdraw its bid for Australia's Macquarie Generation due to the lack of a partner highlights the company's difficulty in meeting the financial requirements...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Actis Continues To Position For African Growth - 18 NOV 2013
Corporate Financing week November 2013 / Cameroon / Finance
The emerging markets focused private equity firm Actis has further expanded its reach in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the acquisition of AES-Sonel, which holds a majority interest in three power plants...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Lacklustre Meridian Energy Sale Raises Incentives To Drive PPP - 11 NOV 2013
Corporate Financing week November 2013 / New Zealand / Economy
The recent lacklustre listing of Meridian Energy on the New Zealand stock exchange clearly exemplifies the risks that the government faces in pushing forward its asset sale plans. Factors such as...
Corporate Financing Analysis - A Pipeline Spin-Off For CNPC: Opportunities And Risks - 14 OCT 2013
Corporate Financing week October 2013 / China / Finance
BMI View: Reports that China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could be forced to spin off its pipeline business has spawned a debate about its likelihood. Ending CNPC's monopoly of China's gas...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Fiscal Discipline Of Increasing Importance Even With Second Asset Sale - 26 AUG 2013
Corporate Financing week August 2013 / New Zealand / Economy
The second instalment of the ruling National government's partial-privatisation drive in New Zealand is set to take place in early November, but like its predecessor Might River Power, the sale of...