Deal analysis

  • PE securitisation eliminates pier loan threat

    22 Nov 2012

    Last month's acquisition of a Bank of America business was funded by securitising the target’s receivables, and without a bridge loan. It could signal the beginning of new acquisition finance options

News analysis

  • Cnooc, Petronas legacy for SOEs in Canada

    19 Dec 2012

    The Canadian government approved controlling acquisitions of strategically important oil sands by foreign SOEs on December 7. But its revised guidelines under the Investment Canada Act suggests greater scrutiny of SOE investments

  • Lord Goldsmith: UK needs more flexible DPA model

    19 Dec 2012

    The former UK attorney general has called for a more flexible form of deferred prosecution agreement than that proposed by the government

  • RBI limiting success of Indian infrastructure debt funds

    10 Dec 2012

    India's new infrastructure debt funds could facilitate investment in national infrastructure. But the Reserve Bank of India's approach to debt must change before the product can succeed

  • China's anti-monopoly regime dissected

    30 Nov 2012

    The passage of China's anti-monopoly law in 2007 was tipped to be a game-changer. But as McDermott Will & Emery's Frank Schoneveld explains, it has received mixed reviews during its settling in period

  • How European private equity came of age - opinion

    30 Nov 2012

    Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira partner Enric Picanyol describes the year that the world stood up and took notice of European private equity

  • How the PCAOB changed US auditing

    30 Nov 2012

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) founding board member, Daniel Goelzer, reveals the need for independent oversight of public company accountants didn't make it any easier to implement

  • What KKR did next

    30 Nov 2012

    KKR member and global public affairs head, Ken Mehlman, KKR's European corporate affairs director, Ludo Bammens, and KKR head of sustainability, Elizabeth Seeger, discuss their firm’s image overhaul and the ingredients for success in changing market

  • Frontiers: a new breed of private equity

    28 Nov 2012

    In recent months, Africa’s nascent private equity industry has attracted greater interest. Zain Latif, founder of TLG Capital, discusses the dos and don’ts for private equity firm’s looking at frontiers

  • Why uncertainty remains after FCPA guidance

    27 Nov 2012

    Lawyers have welcomed guidance on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act from the Department of Justice and SEC. But uncertainty over which parties qualify as a public officials remains

  • LatAm SMEs to rival MNC’s project dominance

    20 Nov 2012

    Small and mid-sized companies in Latin America will drive the region’s growth in years to come, according to report issued on Friday by the OECD and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Why SOE’s shouldn’t be shunned - opinion

    20 Nov 2012

    Overseas’ investment initiatives by SOEs – especially those based in China – are coming under critical scrutiny by host governments in North America and Europe. Here's why it's unwarranted

  • Cnooc, Petronas’s lessons for SOE investment in Canada

    15 Nov 2012

    Since Canada’s government blocked the takeover of Progress Energy Resources by Malaysian state oil company Petronas last month, there have been concerns it would do the same for Cnooc bid for Nexen

  • Will Europe’s women on boards quota work?

    15 Nov 2012

    Yesterday's proposed directive from the EC implementing a watered-down version of the women on boards quota has been welcomed. But there are still concerns

  • Myanmar’s long-awaited foreign investment law analysed

    09 Nov 2012

    Investors have been pleasantly surprised by Myanmar’s new foreign investment law, signed on November 2. IFLR has obtained an unofficial translation of the statute

  • Australia FDI regime must change for Asia success

    01 Nov 2012

    The 'Australia in the Asian Century' white paper (White Paper) released October 28 signals the country’s intention to develop deeper relationships with Asia. But it must first clarify its foreign investment policies

  • Corruption case could halt Brazil’s first anti-bribery law

    01 Nov 2012

    Brazil’s Mensalão corruption case has been closely-watched by the nation, keen to see the end of corrupt practices among high-level officials. But it could undermine efforts to introduce a tough new anti-bribery law

  • How to revive UK private equity

    01 Nov 2012

    More UK private equity house are tipped to diversify investment mandates after the sector’s deal volumes slid again last quarter