Industry Trend Analysis - Blocking Of Vodafone-Sky Merger Acknowledges Importance Of Convergence - 06 MAR 2017
Corporate Financing week March 2017 / New Zealand / Industry
The regulator's decision to block the Vodafone-Sky merger comes as a surprise to industry players, marking the first time a regulator has taken converged services into consideration with regards to...
Corporate Financing Analysis - New Zealand Continues To Spin Off State Assets - 07 APR 2014
Corporate Financing week April 2014 / New Zealand / Finance
The privatisation charge is ongoing in New Zealand. On March 28, the government completed a hat-trick of partial exits from energy assets with the listing of power producer Genesis Energy raising...
Corporate Financing Analysis - NZ Loan Issuance Outperforming Asia Pacific Region - 10 MAR 2014
Corporate Financing week March 2014 / New Zealand / Finance
New Zealand is putting itself on the corporate loan market map this year, with issuance of fresh facilities sanding a record high in terms of both deal volume and deal value. According to data provider Dealogic, loan issuance in New Zealand stands a highest of US$3.7bn via 11 deals in 2014 to-date. Loan completion is almost seven times the US$537mn borrowed via just three deals made by local...
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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 - 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...
Corporate Finance Market Leader - New Zealand's Privatisation Push Keeps It High In IPO Nationality Rankings - 26 AUG 2013
Corporate Financing week August 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
As New Zealand is showing us, privatisation in 2013 is not a uniquely European trend. On the back of the government's successful sell-down of its stake in state electricity unit Mighty River Power...
Corporate Finance Market Leader - Mighty River Puts New Zealand IPOs On The Map - 20 MAY 2013
Corporate Financing week May 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
Privatisations are seldom a luxury for governments; rather they are often born out of necessity. And this one was no different. On May 8 state electricity utility Mighty River Power raised US$1.5bn...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Go Ahead For Asset Sales No Cure-All - 18 MAR 2013
Corporate Financing week March 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
The New Zealand Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the government, overturning the appeal by the Maori Council to block the partial sale of state electricity utility Mighty River Power. Even...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Chinese Investments In Dairy Sector To Accelerate - 28 JAN 2013
Corporate Financing week January 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
Yashili International Holdings' plan to invest into a milk processing plant in New Zealand is part of a wider trend among Chinese companies that are willing to source milk from abroad in a bid to...