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Investment-grade ratings lead to better covenants in Russia
July 31 2007
The real effects on the world's economy of an increasingly diverse CDO market
The new law's impact will depend on its first few cases
The frameworks needed to launch private participation in project finance
Make up your mind
How companies can make sure they deal effectively with shareholder activists
How Geovic managed to make three companies into one in Cayman
Managers don't need a licence
Japanese M&A is healthier than you think
New structures created by US bankruptcy laws
Three hedge funds filed lawsuits last week against Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw
Consolidation continues apace in the Netherlands as Royal KPN has agreed a €766 million deal for IT service company Getronics
If authorities won't hold corporates accountable, shareholders will
The language of leverage
Fuelled by the country's economic growth, private equity in India is booming. Now the regulatory regime needs to catch up. By Amarchand Mangaldas
The price of stability
July 30 2007
July 26 2007
Taiwan's Investment Commission (IC) has given much needed clarification to the country's private equity market, after clearing the first buy-out of a Taiwanese listed company.
July 24 2007
In deal set to produce a substantial debt issue, Skadden Arps and Latham & Watkins are acting on Transocean and GlobalSantaFe's mega merger.
Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) took a stance against current trends in the debt market this week, refusing to renegotiate its highly favourable loan terms with Wall Street.
In a bid to attract more private equity and hedge fund listings, the London Stock Exchange is to launch a new lightly regulated market for issuers of specialist funds in November
July 17 2007
Despite repeated blocks from Taiwan's financial regulator, the country's private equity market received a boost this week as Carlyle invested in a local bank
Investors are voicing their anger at Bear Stearns as the bank today revealed its two beleaguered hedge funds had been hit worse than the market expected
In a deal containing the first public takeover offers for companies listed on the Dubai Financial Market, Emirates Bank International and National Bank of Dubai are set to merge
July 16 2007
Signs of a pushback against covenant-lite loans have begun to emerge as several covenant-lite deals came unstuck last week.
July 10 2007
Yesterday saw the adoption of the European Commission's Jurisdictional Notice for merger control, with antitrust warehousing identified as an area for concern.
In a move demonstrating the unique recruitment demands of hedge funds, former UBS director and tax lawyer Paul Freilich has joined Stonebrook Capital Management as general counsel.
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group and Sequa Corporation have agreed a merger.
July 09 2007
Swarth Group is acquiring ECI Telecom in a $1.2 billion deal. Swarth, an investment vehicle controlled by telecoms entrepreneur Shaul Shani, has appointed Ashmore Investment Management as investment manager in its off...
Securities exchange consolidation continues apace, as the US Department of Justice cleared Chicago Mercantile Exchange's $8 billion acquisition of Chicago Board of Trade.
July 03 2007
Private equity appears to be shrugging off legislative attention and credit speculation as KKR files for a proposed initial public offering.
In a result that demonstrates the extent of the current M&A boom, Latham & Watkins has jumped to the top of the latest adviser review.
According to a review by UK regulator the FSA, regulated and non-regulated M&A firms are too complacent about their internal procedures to protect insider information