October 2016 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Limited Opportunities For Telecoms M&A In Current Climate - 31 OCT 2016

Telecommunications M&A has long been something of a stalwart in the global dealmaking arena. However, due to a mix of sector-specific headwinds, activity has fallen off a cliff in the 2016 year-to-date (y-t-d) period. Such headwinds include, but are not limited to, the heightened level of regulatory interference on deals, a lack of leveraged finance to support takeover transactions...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Outbound Canadian Acquirers To Continue Spending Big - 24 OCT 2016

Buoyed by increased ease of access to financing, not to mention growing optimism in equity markets at a time when organic growth is proving harder to come by, the Canadian merger and acquisition (M&A) market is breaking new ground. As Canadian boardrooms become more accustomed with the 'new norm' of slow economic growth and more impatient with their own growth prospects, acquisitive...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Tech M&A To Continue Accelerating - 17 OCT 2016

The tech sector is continuing to spend significantly on acquisitive growth. While the US remains the driving force behind tech sector spending, China is very much the 'new kid on the block' who is ready to 'splash the cash' on deals. According to data provider Dealogic, global announced tech M&A activity reached a level of USD475.4bn across the first nine months of 2016, surpassing...

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