October 2015 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Low Returns Crimping Optimism In Global PE Fundraising Arena - 26 OCT 2015

With private equity (PE) returns disappointing investors so far this year, buyout fund managers have their work cut out in securing fresh funds. In the US, returns on the listed Private Equity S&P Index are down by 3.55% in 2015, underperforming the benchmark S&P 500 stock index, which has slumped by 1.25% since the turn of the year. This is not the sort of return that PE...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Global M&A Arena On Track For A Record Year - 19 OCT 2015

'Animal spirits' are alive and well in the record-setting global M&A arena. Back at the start of the year, we acknowledged that 2015 was set to be a strong year for deal-making, and we have not been disappointed. With just under three months of the year left to run, worldwide takeovers have already surpassed full-year 2014 total deal value and currently sit at a record y-t-d high...

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