European In-house Counsel Forum highlights

Author: | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Bank and corporate counsel shed light on how European issuers and acquirers should navigate the abundance of new funding opportunities

Low borrowing costs have characterised Europe's financial markets of late. It's creating new markets, new financiers, and predictions of a bumper year for M&A.

Speakers at IFLR's European Capital Markets Forum, held in London in late January, debated the ramifications for those executing capital market and M&A deals over the coming 12 months.

New market for EU issuers

A panel of bankers' counsel started the forum by announcing that the increasing convergence in high-yield and emerging market debt transactions should open a big new market for European issuers in 2014.

As record volumes in Europe's debt capital markets (DCM) continue into 2014, so too has the availability of funding options increased. But growth in markets and products has also provoked increased complexity in transactional structures. ...