Corporate Finance: M&A

LATIN AMERICA TAKES MERGER SPOTLIGHT   By Gordon Platt   Mergers in Mexico and Brazil that will create strong regional and global competitors in a number of industries overshadowed a dormant M&A; market in the United States in January.   ...

Corporate Finance: Corporate Debt

CORPORATE DEBT ISSUANCE STAYS STRONG, BUT RISK PREMIUMS RISE SHARPLY   By Gordon Platt   While the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates significantly this year in light of high US unemployment and subdued inflation, the long-running rally ...

Resource Battle Turns To Potash

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   The cross-border battle for global resources is now focused on potash, with BHP Billiton's $43 billion hostile bid for Saskatoon-based Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's largest producer ...

Shine A Little Light On Me

FOCUS — EQUITY DERIVATIVES   By Gordon Platt   New regulation should improve transparency in the increasingly popular equity derivatives market.   The financial reforms signed into law by President Obama on July 21 will substantially change the way many ...

Emerging Market Deals Boost M&A

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   Emerging markets accounted for nearly one-third of global mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2010, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters. M&A; activity involving companies ...

Top Firms Spurn Bank Finance

EUROPE   By Anita Hawser   No thank you: Companies reject costly bank loans Investment-grade companies are shunning bank lending and opting instead for the bond markets in order to raise financing, a report by Fitch Ratings says. Based on ...

Mergers & Acquisitions

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   CORPORATE FINANCE FOCUS   CHINA AND INDIA'S COMPETITION FOR RESOURCES CAUSING RISE IN CROSS-BORDER ACQUISITIONS   By Gordon Platt   Mergers and acquisitions in emerging markets are heating up, and China and ...

Global Equities / DR

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS   IPOS PULLED FOLLOWING MARKET DECLINES   By Gordon Platt   A sharp drop in world equity markets triggered a host of cancellations and postponements of planned initial public offerings in early May. Many of ...

Corporate Debt

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — CORPORATE DEBT   ISSUANCE EBBS IN VOLATILE MARKET   By Gordon Platt   Reverberations from the debt crisis in Greece rattled through the corporate debt market in early May, causing extremely volatile conditions that disrupted what ...