Corporate

Our Corporate section provides you with insights on M&A, funds and restructuring. For instance, Mac clauses shifting in Europe, restructuring lessons in the UK and Indonesian private equity tips.  We know that deals change all the time so we show readers what the market standard is at that moment in time.  Subscribers receive a regular email alert.

Funds

  • Sovereign wealth’s new investment tactics

    10 Sep 2014

    SWFs' push into direct acquisitions and higher-yielding assets is here to stay. It's dictating the shape of private equity firms' buyout groups

  • Sri Lanka bank deal sparks PE interest

    26 Aug 2014

    TPG’s acquisition of up to 75% of Union Bank of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s biggest private equity deal. It also signals increasing interest in the south Asian country

  • Indonesia’s offshore PE opportunities

    15 Aug 2014

    Walkers' Thomas Granger and Casheen van Halder explain why changes to Cayman Islands’ laws could help boost the Southeast Asian nation's growing private equity sector

  • India’s budget sinks tax clarity expectations

    18 Jul 2014

    Prime Minister Modi's budget announcement wasn’t as bold as expected. But market participants hope the changes were enough new foreign investors’ interest in India

  • Foreign AIFMs to sidestep private placement

    16 Jul 2014

    The EU’s major fund centres have made private placement under the incoming AIFMD a non-issue for US and Asian asset managers.

  • Competition sparks new PE tactics

    15 Jul 2014

    Increased regulation and competition from traditional limited partners is forcing global private equity firms to use more innovative financing solutions

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M&A

  • Carve outs erode Australian Mac protections

    25 Sep 2014

    The effectiveness of material adverse change clauses are being whittled away in Australian public M&A, a recent report has revealed

  • Limited success for HKEx diversity rules

    24 Sep 2014

    Diversity requirements introduced by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange one year ago have had little effect, a new study has revealed

  • Canada’s plan to standardise takeover bids

    23 Sep 2014

    Boards may get more power to thwart takeover bids if a proposal by the country’s securities administrator is adopted next year. Notice of the proposal was released on September 11, with the full version expected in early 2015

  • Charitable giving shapes Bain/Toms JV structure

    23 Sep 2014

    Bain Capital’s acquisition of 50% of socially-conscious Toms Shoes demonstrates how charitable giving can be built into a corporate structure

  • Navigating Indonesia’s language law risks

    23 Sep 2014

    More than a year after a Jakarta court ruled a loan agreement void because it was not translated into Bahasa Indonesia, lawyers are still uncertain about local language translation requirements

  • The challenge of Australian dual tracks

    18 Sep 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

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Restructuring

  • US cramdown threatens secured lenders

    09 Sep 2014

    A ruling in MPM Silicones’ Chapter 11 proceedings could be detrimental to the amount secured lenders in future reorganisations can expect to be repaid

  • Suzlon restructuring sets FCCB precedent

    26 Aug 2014

    The restructure of Suzlon Energy’s foreign currency convertible bonds is the largest in India to date. It also demonstrates that offshore bondholders and onshore lenders can reach a solution together

  • More detail on UK pre-packs needed

    02 Jul 2014

    Recommendations aimed at cleaning up the negative image of pre-pack administrations have been met with scepticism from key industry participants.

  • Federal judge: lessons from US bankruptcy

    18 Jun 2014

    A US bankruptcy judge has shared his insights on the recent evolution of the country’s highly-regarded business reorganisation regime

  • How APCOA Parking decision could boost UK schemes

    07 May 2014

    The use of UK SOAs for foreign-incorporated companies has been boosted by a decision to allow German company APCOA Parking to use a scheme despite minimal connection to the country

  • Italian banks turn to private equity for bad loans

    23 Apr 2014

    Two Italian banks have signed a deal with KKR and Alvarez & Marsal to pool troubled loans in a move that could prompt further private equity involvement in Europe’s stricken lenders

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