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North American Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2010

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04 January 2010

Distressed Debt Never in the five-year history of Debtwire’s North American Distressed Debt Outlook have study participants been so evenly split on such a wide variety of issues. From default rates, to the sustainability of the new deal boom, to loan trading prices in the year to come, responses came in all over the map. Uncertainty in the leveraged finance markets should intensify once the government eases off its Keynesian throttle later in the year. Read more
The emergence of China: New frontiers in outbound Chinese M&A

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05 November 2009

Chinese M&A China has truly stepped onto the world stage following the turmoil that afflicted the global financial system in the second half of last year. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the Chinese outbound M&A market, where activity remained solid over the first three quarters of 2009, despite dire market conditions. Indeed, outbound deal volumes over Q1-Q3 2009 accounted for 10% of overall Chinese M&A activity, as well as close to one-quarter of M&A investment – in comparison, foreign acquisitions in 2007 comprised just 8.5% over all M&A volumes and 21% of values. Read more
Global Corporate Development Survey

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03 November 2009

Corporate Development IntraLinks, in association with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the results of its recent global survey of Corporate Development professionals. The publication of the report comes at a critical time as the global M&A market, and indeed the wider economy, begins to show signs of recovery just 12 months on from the acute onset of the global financial crisis. Read more
Private Investment in Public Equity

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29 September 2009

Private Investment in Public Equity Welcome to Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE), published by Mergermarket in conjunction with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Rodman & Renshaw LLC. Drawing from the experience of seasoned PIPE investors, this report outlines emerging trends and issues in the current PIPE market and provides a detailed forecast for future activity. Read more
M&A Executive Insights 2009

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22 September 2009

M&A Insights M&A activity continues to suffer from the lingering effects of the credit crisis. The first half of 2009 saw 1,217 deals worth roughly $351.2bn, representing a 45.7% decrease in volume compared to this time last year. Of course, financing issues weigh heavily on these figures and are likely to do so for the remainder of this year. Read more
Solvency and Related Valuation Opinions

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21 September 2009

Solvency and Related Valuation Opinions This report examines solvency opinions and valuations in the current market. Over the next year, respondents expect to see heightened awareness and increased usage of solvency opinions. 61% of overall respondents expect to see an increase in demand for solvency opinions over this time, and 75% of these respondents expect solvency opinions to be in particularly high demand for refinancings, especially as companies across all sectors and regions face upcoming maturities. Read more
KPMG Russian Private Equity Survey 2009

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01 August 2009

Private Equity in Russia This report is a follow-up to KPMG’s first Private Equity in Russia study undertaken at the end of 2007. It is based on research conducted by KPMG in Russia and Mergermarket in December 2008 and January/February 2009. Mergermarket canvassed the opinions of 42 PE houses based in Western Europe and the U.S.A (‘international sample’) to uncover their views of the PE market in Russia. Read more
Deal Drivers North America HY 2009

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01 August 2009

Deal Drivers The first half of 2009 saw 1,217 deals worth roughly US$351.2bn, representing a 45.7% decrease in volume from the 2,243 deals worth US$444.6bn announced in the first half of 2008. The decline does not necessarily come as a surprise — dislocation in the credit markets has made financing hard to come by, and valuations are still clouded by economic uncertainty — but it should not distract from the variety of drivers that have kept deal activity afloat even in an unusually challenging M&A environment. Read more