Corporate Finance Focus: M&A

By Gordon Platt   Sovereign wealth funds could play a big supporting role as global mergers and acquisitions try to get back on track following a dramatic slowdown in M&A; activity during the credit crisis and global recession. While they ...

Features: The Lure Of Foreign Shares

Banks have created 1,400 new unsponsored ADR programs to meet-and hopefully generate-growing demand, particularly from investors in separately managed accounts.     By Gordon Platt   The long drought in initial public offerings has slowed the pace of raising capital ...

Regulars : Mergers & Acquisitions

PEPSI PUTS SOME FIZZ BACK IN M&A; MARKET Merger and acquisition activity is returning to a semblance of normality, with a series of significant deals in industries other than financial services. While financing remains constrained, stock-swap transactions and cash deals ...

Regulars: Corporate Debt

BIG SUPPLY OF DEBT FINDS EAGER BUYERS   Companies in the US and Europe are bypassing bank loans and issuing large amounts of debt, which is being readily purchased by investors seeking higher returns than are available on government securities. ...