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Expert Analysis

M&A

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M&A
While headwinds such as high interest rates continue to affect dealmaking, changes in regulatory policies on nuclear energy, FDI and the North Sea bring both risks and opportunities for investors
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The continent is in need of transition financing but encounters challenges, including lack of credit support flexibility
From financial soundness to fair lending, banks can expect to see heightened scrutiny from regulators
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The convergence of sustainability and environmental, health and safety regulation offers an opportunity for corporates to reconsider their thinking around both concepts
While deals are being diverted away from the US to Europe in certain sectors, the picture does not look rosy as national level FDI regimes grow in number across the region
Chinese investors are looking to diversify outbound investment, not only looking to Europe and elsewhere in Asia but at deals with the potential to avoid scrutiny from the US Committee
The majority of survey participants expect to see interest in Chinese outbound M&A transactions going into Southeast Asia, while some expect activity in Western and Eastern Europe
Fuelled by internal policies and the need to gain access to technology, healthcare and TMT will continue to be popular sectors that draw the most interest from Chinese investors
Faced with geopolitical tensions and heightened national security concerns on FDI, Chinese enterprises aspiring to go outwards will need to consider alternatives
IFLR surveyed the market to gauge sentiment for the next 12 months to see where the challenges and opportunities lie
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has serious sovereign creditworthiness implications for both countries as they weaken economically and fiscally
The fourth part of this five part report examines the definition of sovereign risk, how sovereign risk is assessed, and what the available options are for its mitigation
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