Deal analysis

  • Vue sale changes pension fund M&A

    20 Jun 2013

    Doughty Hanson’s sale of Vue Entertainment highlights pension funds’ willingness to do private equity deals directly, without buyout fund managers and their associated fees

  • The fund that unlocks Colombian VC

    06 Jun 2013

    A Spanish-backed investment fund has taken Colombian venture capital to the next level, unlocking a new funding source for a country on the verge of a technology revolution

  • How Ahlibank designed Oman’s first Islamic fund

    04 Jun 2013

    Ahlibank has become the first Omani bank to roll out a Shariah-compliant fund, creating the only Omani fund focussed on the Middle East and North Africa. Here’s how the bank launched the bellwether fund in the absence of a regulatory framework

News analysis

  • Australia mirrors US/ChinaCo FDI concerns

    20 Jun 2013

    US agricultural concerns prompted by Shuanghui’s acquisition of US pork producer Smithfield Foods could reignite similar Australia/China issues.

  • Shuanghui-Smithfield tests US approach to private ChinaCos

    20 Jun 2013

    Shuanghui's acquisition of US pork producer Smithfield Foods is the latest deal between the two countries to provoke political furor. It could test how well target jurisdictions distinguish between private and Chinese SOEs

  • Third arrow of Abenomics to challenge M&A

    20 Jun 2013

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe's so-called third arrow structural reforms largely disappointed. They come at a time inbound investors may be backing off due to currency volatility.

  • Mongolia Stock Exchange: new securities law explained

    13 Jun 2013

    Mongolia’s Securities Markets Law will become effective on January 1 2014. It introduces provisions that will allow for the highly anticipated triple-listing of state-owned Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi

  • African security enforcement improves under Ohada

    06 Jun 2013

    Foreign investors looking to Africa are reaping the benefits of greater certainty under the Organisation for the Harmonisation for Business Law in Africa’s investment framework and arbitration regime

  • Mauritius: the holdco gateway to African FDI

    06 Jun 2013

    For Chinese investors in Africa looking for holding company jurisdictions, Mauritius is emerging as an alternative to the typical offshore options