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Deal Makers: The IB Forecast

An analysis of planned investment bank spend Through interviews with the top +/-100 corporates for each of 8 key investment banking markets* covered, Dealogic and East & Partners have created a unique analytical partnership to help banks gain insight into the upcoming deal activity and bank selection of their top clients. The report is to […]

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IB Highlights: Lessons from 2008

Lessons from 2008 Although characteristics and speed of the current Covid-19 crisis show some distinct differences to the crisis of 2008, a review of developments during the global financial crisis can be a helpful lesson in predicting the possible development of investment banking activity ahead. The S&P 500 Index closed at a record high of […]

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Loan Highlights: First Quarter 2020

Global loans recede amidst the COVID-19 crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has put a halt to economic activity and will plunge the world economy into recession in 2020 according to the IMF. Issuance cycles are tracking the current paradigm and loans volume fluctuates as economic sentiment goes through peaks and troughs. The OECD Business Confidence G7M […]

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ECM Highlights: First Quarter 2020

Global Roundup ECM activity slowed dramatically during the final month of the quarter as early year optimism for an improved Q1 versus the trade war impacted Q1 of 2019 gave way to a realisation of the social and economic impact of COVID-19. It took 10 days for the first $20bn to be raised through ECM […]

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M&A Highlights: First Quarter 2020

Global volumes are down 2020 started filled with challenges – Coronavirus crisis, oil price war, stock market crash. M&A activity followed suit and did not pick up as could be seen in former years. With very few megadeals announced so far this year, Q1 2020 recorded $690.1bn in volume and $5.7bn in revenue, a decrease […]

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DCM Highlights: First Quarter 2020

Bond markets build immunity against Coronavirus The new year started, and it came with the most challenging set of difficulties the world has faced in many years.  COVID-19 struck first in Asia and, after a few weeks of rigorous efforts to contain the virus, it spread to the Middle East, Europe, and then to all […]

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DCM Highlights: Full Year 2019

Debt volume in 2019 close to highest on record As another year closes full of uncertainties and fears haunting the financial markets, the unsettled environment was met in stark contrast by the confident performance of bond sales in the primary market.  In 2019, a total of $7.148tr worth of bonds were sold to investors globally […]

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M&A Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global M&A volume on a decline During 2019, global M&A volume has been struggling amid the worldwide economic and political uncertainties. Among all regions, the overall volume saw a small decrease of 0.5% from $4.11tr in 2018 to $4.09tr this year. Despite this, off the back of 34 megadeals1 announced in the US in 2019, […]

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ECM Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global Roundup 2019 was the year when the Saudi ARAMCO IPO finally priced helping to boost Q4 2019 IPO volume to its highest quarterly level since Q4 2015. $68.8bn was raised via 381 IPOs.   Overall $720.0bn was raised globally through the equity capital markets, virtually level with the $722.3bn raised in 2018, although where […]

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Loans Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global Outlook: FY 2019 Market Drivers The syndicated loans market had to navigate troubled waters in 2019. Increasing trade barriers, political uncertainty as well as the cyclical and structural deceleration of some major economies impacted both volume and revenue which were down by 15% and 24% respectively year-on-year. Non-Investment grade loans receded at a fast […]