M&A: Telecoms, Media Deals Rise In Down Market

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt Technology, media and telecoms—the TMT sector—is enjoying a surge in deal activity this year, even as the value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions is slumping, particularly in Europe. The first half of this year ...

Country Report: Nigeria

THE RIGHT ROUTE FOR GROWTH By Antionio Guerrero Nigeria has averaged 7% growth over the past decade. But effectively managing its continued expansion is proving problematic. Infrastructure investment is a key challenge. The Nigeria stock exchange building in the central ...

Awards: World’s Best Subcustodians 2013

SAFETY FIRST By Gordon Platt Safeguarding client assets has never been more important in this era of global economic uncertainty —and even subcustodians are finding themselves increasingly in the spotlight as a result of sovereign and commercial pressures. With the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE SOLAR-PANEL MAKERS FACE TRADE TARIFFS IN EUROPE By Thomas Clouse Chinese companies face trade friction in Europe now that the European Commission has imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The EU charges that Chinese companies are selling the panels ...

M&A: US, China M&A Activity Heating Up

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS By Gordon Platt Shanghui International, China’s biggest pork producer, agreed to pay $4.7 billion to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. If the deal succeeds, it should be the biggest takeover ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

BRAZILIAN PORTS OPEN TO PRIVATE INVESTORS By Antonio Guerrero The Dilma Rousseff administration signed into law new regulations that open the country’s ports to greater private-sector investments. Approved in June, the policies are expected to help attract up to $12 ...