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Intangible Capital – The Silver Bullet of Merger Integration Success

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29 January 2010

Merger integration The global economic meltdown has radically changed the deal landscape. Research findings from Hay Group reveal that there are several critical success factors for all executives to keep in mind which make the difference between winning and losing at merger integration. Whilst the collapse of debt-fuelled financing put the brakes on M&A activity, the virtual disappearance of private equity investors, reduction of sovereign fund investment and a rush to divest non-core assets to shore up balance sheets, has increased opportunities for strategic M&A investments. Read more
UK Deal Drivers FY 2009

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27 January 2010

Deal Drivers It has not been an easy year and many involved in M&A have suffered. The collapse of Lehman Brothers and the resulting economic crisis has had a profound and lasting impact on the M&A arena in the UK and beyond. Private equity has suffered like no other asset class and it is arguable that it may never return to the heady level of activity which we had become accustomed to in recent years. Read more
European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2010

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04 January 2010

Distressed Debt Welcome to the European Distressed Debt Outlook 2010, which Debtwire is delighted to present in conjunction withCadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, FTI Consulting Inc. and Rothschild. In early 2009, the impact of the global credit crisis eventually spilled over from the financial sector into the real economy. Corporate activity slumped dramatically and over-leveraged businesses acquired during the boom years came under severe financial pressure due to reduced consumer demand. Read more
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