Corporate Financing Analysis - Cautious Optimism Towards 2018 UK Oil & Gas M&A Uptick - 29 JAN 2018
Corporate Financing week January 2018 / United Kingdom / Finance
With the global oil price outlook steadily strengthening, and with industry interest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) coming back to life, we may well see and increased haul of M&A...
Industry Trend Analysis - LivaNova And MicroPort Scientific To Benefit From Sale Of CRM Business - 15 JAN 2018
Corporate Financing week January 2018 / United Kingdom / Industry
The sale of LivaNova's Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) business to MicroPort Scientific will enable LivaNova to focus on its areas of strength within the Cardiac Surgery and Neuromodulation busines...
Corporate Financing Analysis - AIM Listing Activity Back For Now - 18 DEC 2017
Corporate Financing week December 2017 / United Kingdom / Finance
After a down year in 2016, which was impacted heavily by the headwinds associated with the country's Brexit referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), the UK's junior Alternative Investment...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Too Much Of A Good Thing? Two IPOs Withdrawn In London - 13 NOV 2017
Corporate Financing week November 2017 / United Kingdom / Finance
After a solid flow of deals on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) across the course of the y-t-d period, activity on the bourse appears to be running out of steam as we approach the end of 2017. Indee...
Corporate Financing Analysis - AIM In The UK IPO Engineroom - 29 MAY 2017
Corporate Financing week May 2017 / United Kingdom / Finance
When it comes to the UK IPO market, the worst fears surrounding the immediate impact of the UK's 'Brexit' referendum vote have not been realised so far this year. While the UK government may have...
Corporate Financing Analysis - The Short-Term Attraction Of UK Inbound M&A - 17 APR 2017
Corporate Financing week April 2017 / United Kingdom / Finance
With local currency weakness expected to continue in the near term, we note that the window for UK-targeted M&A activity remains wide open in 2017. The rally in announced takeover deals only has a finite amount of time to run, however, and we are predicting that activity will begin to slow across the course of H217. We point to 1) a longer-term strengthening of the currency; 2) rising...
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Corporate Financing Analysis - Flying Equities No Real Boost To UK IPO Market In H117 - 09 JAN 2017
Corporate Financing week January 2017 / United Kingdom / Finance
The 'wait and see' approach adopted by potential equity issuers in the UK market for first time share sales across 2016 will likely continue over the coming quarters as the climate of political uncertainty in the UK becomes further entrenched. As a result, we do not expect to see any significant uptick in floatation activity in the UK anytime soon, with 2017 issuance levels likely to be almost...
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Corporate Financing Analysis - UK Hedge Fund Optimism Returning, But AIFMD Uncertainty Remains - 19 DEC 2016
Corporate Financing week December 2016 / United Kingdom / Finance
After enduring a blip in the aftermath of the UK's Brexit referendum result to leave the European Union (EU) back in June, investor confidence appears to have returned to the local hedge fund...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Brexit Clouds Will Continue To Weigh On UK IPOs In 2017 - 07 NOV 2016
Corporate Financing week November 2016 / United Kingdom / Finance
After a long wait and a slow first-half for issuance, there are some clear green shoots emerging in the UK IPO arena, a wave of hope best illustrated by domestic medical products manufacturer...
Corporate Financing Analysis - UK Lenders Busy Selling Debt For A Rainy Day - 24 OCT 2016
Corporate Financing week October 2016 / United Kingdom / Finance
The UK banking sector is bulking up its reserves in advance of the headwinds it is set to feel from Brexit. Indeed, activity levels for bond issuance are creeping higher and back towards post...