Deal analysis

  • IFC Bhutan investment opens new frontier

    12 Apr 2013

    The International Finance Corporation’s investment into Bhutan National Bank is the largest foreign direct investment into Bhutan. It signals growing interest in the fast-growing frontier market

News analysis

  • How to navigate Myanmar’s O&G auction risks

    30 Apr 2013

    Myanmar has opened a highly anticipated auction of 33 oil and gas blocks, including deepwater blocks for the first time. Although it is the country’s most developed sector, foreign bidders are tipped to encounter significant political risk

  • Managing risks in the JV resurgence

    25 Apr 2013

    Companies increasingly favour JVs when pursuing M&A. But while such partnerships have proved an effective way to reignite activity in a depressed market, many don’t fully understand the risks involved

  • Proposals threaten Canada’s bidder-friendly status

    11 Apr 2013

    Newly- proposed rules from two Canadian watchdogs have set the stage for a wide-ranging debate about the roles of boards and shareholders in hostile takeovers