QE2 Boosts Cross-Border M&A Deals

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: MERGERS & ACQUISITION   By Gordon Platt   Growing risk appetite triggered a sudden burst of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in October, as investors prepared for a second round of quantitative easing, or QE2, from the Federal ...

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 ...