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Global Private Equity Newsletter - Spring 2017 Edition: Bridging the Consideration Gap

by Dechert LLP on

As recently as March 15, 2017 (Financial Times), KPMG explained that total market capacity for M&A will increase by 17% in 2017 as companies continue to pay down debt and bolster cash reserves. As a result, sell-side...more

Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit Soundbites

Below are soundbites from speakers and panelists who spoke at Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit on March 22 and 23 in San Diego. It was Infocast’s best attended event ever, and the mood was relatively...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Uber’s board is sticking with the devil it knows. And that means that CEO Travis Kalanick’s safe where he is, despite a few pretty awful months for the ride-hailing company and promises to change the company culture....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Following up on news last week that Bill Ackman was finally done with his grand Valeant experiment, the Times gives us a deeper look at what was really going on with the activist investor’s bet and ultimate $4 billion loss....more

Channel Islands Stock Exchange: An Unlikely Hot Topic

by White & Case LLP on

European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 1, Vol. I - The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISE) was established in 1998. Since then, it has grown to a current total market capitalization of £393 billion. During...more

"Regional Focus: Asia"

A number of economic and political factors, both domestic and international, influenced M&A and capital markets activity worldwide in 2016. Skadden attorneys Christopher W. Betts, Will H. Cai, Z. Julie Gao, Bradley A. Klein,...more

"Volatility and Uncertainty Continue in the US Capital Markets"

The U.S. capital markets experienced continued volatility throughout much of 2016, as the bond and equity markets were affected by a series of significant events: the November U.S. presidential election; the June Brexit vote;...more

European leveraged debt - 2016 in review: Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances

by White & Case LLP on

HEADLINES: ? Issuance improves in Europe after Q1 slump ? US issuance also sees post-Brexit bounce, but still down year-on-year ? Refinancing rules debt as issuers look to take advantage of circumstances ? Slow...more

Final Report on Investment and Corporate Banking Market Study Published by UK Regulator 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority published its final report on the investment and corporate banking market study. The focus of the study was on primary market activities in the UK, including equity capital markets, debt...more

The Impact of Brexit on Debt Capital Markets

by Reed Smith on

On 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted in favour of exiting the European Union. Whilst the UK will not leave the EU in the immediate future, issuers of, and investors in, existing debt capital market transactions or those...more

UK Regulator Proposes Improvements to UK’s Wholesale Debt Listing Regime

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority, in its capacity as securities listing authority, published a report on proposed changes to improve the UK’s wholesale debt listing regime. The report comes following an initiative launched by...more

Bankers' poll: TLAC and the future of bank debt

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

To say bank bonds had a rocky start to 2016 would be an understatement. Over the first weeks of January, the market’s significant gains from last year were essentially wiped out, with European issuers hit particularly hard....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #23

by Dentons on

PSR reviews competition in the payments sector - Carole Begent, PSR Head of Legal, has given a review of competition in the payments sector. She discussed the three ways in which concurrency can be approached, namely the...more

India Budget 2016: Key Proposals

by White & Case LLP on

On February 29, 2016, the Indian Finance Minister presented the Government of India’s budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2016. In this alert we summarize the key proposals relevant to international investors...more

Direct lending of securitisation SPVs - New supervisory instructions from Bank of Italy Debt Capital Markets Italy – Newsflash no....

by DLA Piper on

On 9 March 2016, Bank of Italy published new updates to its supervisory instructions for banks and financial intermediaries, related to the granting of loans by securitization vehicles....more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2016 #2

by Goodwin on

Regulatory Developments - MSRB Publishes Compliance Advisory for Brokers, Dealers and Municipal Securities Dealers - The MSRB recently published its first Compliance Advisory for Brokers, Dealers and Municipal...more

Banking and Finance. Major Russian Legislation Changes for 2015

by Dentons on

Throughout 2015, both external and internal factors had a considerable negative impact on the Russian economy. It is precisely in this context that amendments intended to modernize legislation to develop regulation of the...more

Leveraged debt: The year in review

by White & Case LLP on

If 2014 got pulses racing in the high yield debt and leveraged loan markets, 2015 came as something of a reality check. In the first nine months of 2014, combined issuance in these two debt instruments had already surpassed...more

Evolution and alternatives in the market - While fears of another downturn loom, the European financial markets have innovated,...

by White & Case LLP on

Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the period that followed, the markets have more understanding of the credit risk spectrum. This includes jurisdictional risk, available restructuring options and the complexity...more

Legal Trends: Commercial Real Estate

Lenders remain aggressive as competition for prime real estate lending opportunities in Canada intensifies. Borrowing rates remain at historical lows and other lending terms have become increasingly favourable for borrowers....more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

HM Treasury Publishes Draft Technical Legislative Amendments for UCITS V - HM Treasury published a consultation on 23 October 2015, including a draft statutory instrument, on technical changes to the Financial Services...more

ESMA reports on complex debt instruments

by Dentons on

ESMA has published its final report on guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits under MiFID 2. The guidelines identify complex financial instruments and structured deposits for which the provision of...more

Somewhere over Africa: When Eurobonds and high yield bonds meet - New issuers and investors are driving growth and change in...

by White & Case LLP on

In 2015, two simultaneous market trends are developing across emerging markets: (1) The emergence of the international capital markets as a primary funding source for African issuers (sovereign and corporate) across the...more

I DECCS: La Bce Introduce Una Nuova Classe Di Attività Stanziabili

Il 27 agosto 2015 il Consiglio direttivo ha adottato l'Indirizzo BCE/2015/27 che modifica l'Indirizzo BCE 2015/510 sull'attuazione del quadro di riferimento della politica monetaria dell'Eurosistema (BCE/2014/60) (le...more

Recent Developments in China Bond Markets

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Tapping the Euromarkets - A number of Chinese issuers have issued bonds in the European debt markets recently. To date in 2015, more than ten Chinese companies have issued in excess of €9 billion of Euro-denominated...more

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