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Private equity investors continue to keep the faith with an asset class which has struggled to rebound over recent years. But that is all changing: investors are loosening their purse strings once more. As a result, competition for capital has never been so high.2013-05-16
The wait is over. It took until February 12 for the first signs of IPO life to emerge on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), but now that seal has been broken CFW is predicting activity to build momentum over the coming months. UK homebuilder Crest Nicholson was the first to test the waters with a US$352mnn float that proved to be the biggest float of a British company since...2013-02-27
Chilean alternative telecoms operator Grupo GTD has announced its first international acquisition. The company will acquire Colombian corporate telecoms operator Flywan, which offers data and internet services in major cities in Colombia. GTD has quickly expanded in recent years, launching mobile services and becoming one of the key competitors to incumbent Telefónica de Chile....2012-09-03
South Korea's SK Telecom has reportedly agreed to establish a joint venture with Indonesian mobile network operator XL Axiata as part of its ongoing efforts to develop a pan-Asian mobile content and value-added services (VAS) business. The venture would be the second established by SKT in Indonesia and CFW expects these investments to provide a significant boost to the quality and...2013-05-21
UK-based meat producer Cranswick has recently acquired pig breeder East Anglia Pigs, boosting the company's already impressive sourcing credentials. Signalling growing moves within the industry to shorten supply chains in the wake of the recent horsemeat scandal, the deal is indicative of growing demand for locally sourced products. With the country's retailers under increasing...2013-05-17
Mexico's strong OTC medicine market growth has not only provided significant revenue-generating opportunities for pharmaceutical companies, but also attracted investment from companies in other sectors. A competitive and relatively well developed pharmaceutical retail sector will improve the accessibility of medicines for local patients and provide potential avenues for drugmakers...2013-05-17
Increasing competition in the bid to partially or completely buy out South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram, as well as strong revenue growth outlooks for the company in 2013 and 2014, will continue to boost investor confidence in the company's future potential. However, we believe it will continue to be overshadowed by rival Aspen Pharmacare.2013-05-16
Start Wireless' unit Page Plus Cellular, has been acquired by América Móvil's US subsidiary, Tracfone Wireless. Both companies are mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) using Verizon Wireless' network, and the deal will add an estimated 1.4mn customers to Tracfone's subscriber base. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed, but América...2013-05-21