Deals analysis

  • Kazakhstan eyes bank lending alternative

    25 October 2011

    Kazakhstan’s private equity market is set to benefit from a decline in bank lending, with its government reforming regulations to make the country more attractive to project finance investors

News analysis

  • Lawyers urge CBRC to not curtail shadow banking

    26 October 2011

    China’s lawyers have called for the country’s regulators to liberalise its shadow banking system

  • Why winning bidder finance survives Del Monte

    26 October 2011

    Settlement in Del Monte’s closely-watched shareholder litigation does not mark the end of stapled finance or winning bidder finance, but US counsel predict market expectation to shift away from banks working both sides of deals

  • Sponsors lose post-crisis loan covenants

    25 October 2011

    Leveraged loan covenants are showing banks’ hesitancy to finance all but the strongest of credits. More robust market flex terms and bigger equity checks have characterised deals coming to market during summer

  • Structural flex creating trustee angst

    11 October 2011

    The trend towards structural flex provisions in high yield documents is creating headaches for trustees, according to a Clifford Chance partner



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