Deals analysis

  • PE securitisation eliminates pier loan threat

    22 November 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

  • LatAm SMEs to rival MNC’s project dominance

    20 November 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 November 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 November 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

  • Myanmar’s long-awaited foreign investment law analysed

    09 November 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