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US M&A Roundup – Q1 2019

The M&A activities in the United States experienced an increase to USD 658.76B in Q1 from $472.5B in Q4, reflecting a 39.4% Q/Q increase, and a decrease from $815.28B in Q1 2018 due to greater market volatility, trade tension and the threat of Brexit. M&A Drivers A few drivers of M&A activity

Introduction to Hostile Takeovers and Unsolicited Bids

What is a Hostile Bid? Hostile takeovers happen when an acquiring entity looks to purchase a public company without the blessing of the Board of Directors or executive management. The would-be acquirer instead makes an offer for shareholders to tender their shares to them or starts a proxy fight to boot

Compiling a Buyers List in Investment Banking

Compiling a Buyers Universe When investment bankers are looking at an asset or a corporate for sale, the natural question is who buys it. This is part of the expertise that the investment banker provides in their services offering. At a large investment bank such as JP Morgan, there are large, dedicated

Accessing Leveraged Capital Markets – Part I

Issuing High Yield Bonds For levered companies that do not fit the investment grade bucket, there are still robust capital markets options available for debt issuance through the leveraged finance divisions of global investment banks. As discussed in other leveraged finance posts, a large suite of buyers invest in high yield bonds

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