Deals analysis

  • EU’s new failing firm defence benchmark

    06 November 2013

    Aegean Airlines’ buyout of Olympic Air, the first deal to be blocked and then subsequently cleared by the EU competition authority, has closed

  • Shuanghui-Smithfield merger explained

    23 October 2013

    Shuanghui’s $4.7 billion acquisition of US pork processor Smithfield, the largest Chinese takeover of a US company, could signal a shift in the countries' FDI relations

  • Distressed asset sales: a best practice guide

    08 October 2013

    Lawyers at this week's IBA annual conference have outlined how best to complete successful M&A deals involving distressed assets

  • 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

  • How SoftBank/Sprint overcame rating uncertainty - UPDATE

    06 August 2013

    SoftBank’s financing of its acquisition of Sprint Nextel, which closed yesterday, set a precedent as a quasi-high-yield Japanese credit

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