November 2014 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Falling Prices A Boon For Oil & Gas M&A - 24 NOV 2014

M&A activity in the oil and gas sector sits at an all-time high in 2014. With energy prices at four-year lows, profits of firms are declining rapidly. As a result, boardrooms are pushing to improve margins and squeeze out as much value as possible, which includes acquisitive growth strategies. With share prices of energy firms still high at a time when borrowing costs remain at record lows...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Investors Feast On Apple's Debut Euro Bond - 17 NOV 2014

Falling interest rates are enticing more firms to borrow in the eurozone market, with tech giant Apple becoming the latest company to sell debt in the local European currency. On November 3, the firm issued a two-tranche, euro-denominated EUR2.8bn (USD3.5bn) bond via a consortium of big name bookrunners including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and JP...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Yankee Bond Market Activity Continues Gaining Traction - 03 NOV 2014

2014 is on track to become a record year for issuance in the offshore dollar corporate bond market. The market already sits at a y-t-d high in terms of deal value; and if activity continues at its current pace or strengthens further, the 'yankee' bond arena will close the year at a record high. According to data provider Dealogic, yankee bond activity has reached USD735.3bn via 881 deals in the...

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