Deals analysis

  • Australian M&A trends explained

    26 September 2013

    Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian public M&A report revealed a drop in the success rate of deals. As deals become more challenging, structures and mechanics have also changed

  • Dell LBO analysed

    26 September 2013

    The $24.9 billion leverage buyout of the US IT company by its founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management, completed in September following months of negotiations. The deal helped highlight issues relating to ‘empty voting’

  • Verizon’s landmark bond and buyout explained

    20 September 2013

    Verizon Communications' $49 billion bond issuance was the largest corporate bond sale in history. Here's how it could influence future corporate bond offerings from other well-established companies