March 2017 Analysis

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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 - Tanzanian IPOs Leading By Example In Africa - 20 MAR 2017

Adding credence to our view that the African Continent will become a more involved player on the global equity capital markets (ecm) landscape during the 2017 rally in ecm activity (see 'African ECM Taking Its Chance', January 26 2017), Vodacom Tanzania has caught the eye of the global investment community with an application to go public on the local Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE). 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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