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Corporate Financing Analysis - The Short-Term Attraction Of UK Inbound M&A - 17 APR 2017

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

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 - China The One Bright Spot In Global Finance ECM Activity - 29 AUG 2016

Following a big push to raise capital and repair balance sheets over the past few years, not to mention fundraising avenues being largely shut off in the world of corporate financing owing to bouts of capital market volatility amidst a broader global economic slowdown, financial sector firms have been reluctant to focus on fundraising in the equities space in 2016 to-date. According to data...

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