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Deals analysis

  • Domaine Chanzy set to silence crowdfunding critics

    11 February 2015

    The winemaker has become the first company to conduct an IPO using crowdfunding, a boost for the market following the UK FCA's scathing review of the practice

  • Brazil's hard lessons in public M&A

    06 February 2015

    The combination of telecommunication companies Oi and PT has taught Brazilian investors the downside of public M&A. Local investors have called for more thorough disclosures going forward

  • Rare Tokyo takeover highlights scheme solution

    03 December 2014

    The acquisition of a Tokyo-listed UK company required rare regulatory cooperation. It also demonstrated the flexibility of UK schemes of arrangement

News analysis

  • Singapore budget to spur outbound investment

    02 March 2015

    Singapore’s 2015 budget announced last week included favourable tax policies for M&A and Singapore real-estate investment trusts that encourage outbound investment

  • Indian issuers accept US reps and warranties

    11 February 2015

    The country's issuers no longer dispute that representations and warranties for US sanctions compliance are needed. They are now debating their nuances instead

  • IFLR’s 2015 European awards: shortlist revealed

    09 February 2015

    The nominations for this year's European awards have been announced. The ceremony will take place in London's Grosvenor House hotel on April 16

  • India ECM: what the market wants

    04 February 2015

    Here are the top four issues highlighted by speakers at the IFLR India Capital Markets Forum in Mumbai last week

  • What India’s Companies Act means for ECM

    04 February 2015

    While the law has been praised for raising corporate governance standards in India, questions remain over its capital markets regulations

  • New strategies for Chinese private equity

    27 January 2015

    Private equity in China must innovate beyond exits in the capital markets, according to panellists at a recent industry conference

  • RBI exit shift could boost India private equity

    21 January 2015

    Recommendations on policies affecting international investor exits could change India’s FDI landscape. Private equity may especially benefit

  • The new era of equity governance in Japan

    12 January 2015

    Yoshihiro Tanaka of Asuka Corporate Advisory and Yosuke Mitsusada of Asuka Asset Management outline the symptoms of equity governance changes taking place in Japan

  • UK takeover shake-up marks new era for bidders

    12 January 2015

    Changes to the UK Takeover Code taking effect on January 12 create a strict new regime that requires bidders to think carefully about the promises they make when pursuing a target

  • SFC enforcement signals individual focus

    17 December 2014

    The regulator's enforcement action against an employee at ICBCI Securities highlights its focus on the behaviour of senior management

  • Cyberdyne’s dual-class IPO

    03 December 2014

    Koji Toshima of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto analyses the groundbreaking Japanese listing and its effect on the TSE’s listing rules

  • How Shanghai - HK Stock Connect can improve

    24 November 2014

    After a slow first week, several key changes could improve the performance of the long-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

  • SFC reveals next offshore RMB hotspots

    24 November 2014

    Australia is set to be the next developed country to get permission to use the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor programme

  • HK short seller attacks prompt due diligence focus

    20 November 2014

    Short sellers and a number of incidents on IPO information suggest that more thorough pre-deal diligence is needed

  • Cost cutting in post-trade compliance

    09 October 2014

    It’s well-known that the costs of compliance are increasing. But the post-trade area poses several risky – and potentially expensive – areas that market participants cannot ignore

  • Poll: Europe's capital markets union

    09 October 2014

    IFLR's Quick Poll this month asks what should be the EC's priority in establishing a capital markets union

  • Bidders’ dilemma under UK Takeover Code changes

    07 October 2014

    Proposed changes to the rules governing UK public takeovers set out a strict new regime that requires bidders to think carefully about the promises they make during a takeover battle

  • The challenge of Australian dual tracks

    18 September 2014

    Strong equity markets have prompted sellers to consider parallel exit routes. But as By Herbert Smith Freehills' Philippa Stone and Nick Baker explain, running two deals at once prompts legal challenges

  • Barriers to Reit spin-off success

    10 September 2014

    Windstream Holdings' spin off of assets into a publicly traded real-estate investment trust marks the US's fourth tax-free Reit spin-off in less than two years. But regulatory burdens could prove problematic for other deals in the pipeline


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