June 2015 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - A New, Less Impressive Norm In Tech Sector Floats - 29 JUNE 2015

Historically, tech sector floats have been the rock stars in the US initial public offering (IPO) arena, raising eye-watering valuations and posting headline-grabbing returns in the aftermarket. While still broadly popular among equity capital market (ECM) investors in 2015 to-date, a new 'norm' of more moderate tech floats has entered the market - ones with less impressive returns, lower...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Mexico The Bright Spot In The Latin American Lending Landscape - 22 JUNE 2015

While corporate lending has largely been dragging its feet in Latin America in 2015, as weaker real GDP growth and tightening monetary policy have dampened both asset and loan growth across the region, BMI notes that the Mexican loan market has been bucking the downward trend thanks to the relative health of its commercial banking sector. Indeed, Dealogic data shows that Mexican borrowers...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Tech Giant Raises Bar In Dim Sum Arena - 15 JUNE 2015

June 3 2015 saw China-based technology behemoth Lenovo Group price the largest 'dim sum' corporate bond deal on record, injecting life into a market which has otherwise been sluggish since the turn of the year owing largely to local currency weakness. Companies looking to sell debt have more often than not turned to the US dollar-denominated market over the past few months instead, as the...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Home Is Away From Home For Japanese Lenders - 08 JUNE 2015

Japan's lenders are undergoing a major shift in their business at present as they move to refocus their operations away from the unwelcoming domestic market and towards growth opportunities overseas. Deterred by the same headwinds, including low profits and macroeconomic growth struggles (BMI is forecasting Japanese real GDP growth to come in at 0.8% in 2015, after it crawled out of recession...

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