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Tough times for fundraising

Following a heady fundraising period, private equity now faces more tricky times. How are institutional investor appetites shifting? And how do firms raise capital in today’s market? Vicky Meek reports.

The big infra challenge

The sheer scale of energy transition projects means there will be no lack of demand for private capital to be deployed in infrastructure. In the UK, however, rising costs are creating a deliverability issue. Andy Thomson reports.

London’s IPO market

As a leading centre for investment capital, London needs a healthy IPO market. David Prosser looks at the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive market for capital and businesses considering a listing.

Comment: Zoe Clarke on interest rates

Interest rates are rising, but what’s on the horizon? EY’s Zoe Clarke looks at what the forecasts mean for both private and public mid-market M&A.

Roadshow: Wales

When you ask, everyone says they have a full pipeline of deals. But with a weighting towards the lower mid-market, the corporate finance community in Wales is one of the few regions of the UK that really has seen an uptick in deals completed this year. Andy Thomson reports.

Views on valuations

M&A is facing many challenges at present. To complete a deal, vendor and acquirer need to agree on a price. David Prosser speaks to investors and advisers about the different ways in which valuation can be viewed.

Roadshow: South West

It’s been a subdued period for M&A activity in the South West, but advisers can now see clouds clearing as a raft of new regional funding becomes available. Andy Thomson reports.

Trendwatch: Pharma, medical and biotech M&A

Solid long-term growth drivers have seen the pharma, medical and biotech sector navigate choppy M&A markets better than other industries. Nicholas Neveling looks at the longer-term prognosis.

Analysis and trends

Sovereign wealth funds

At the end of last year, there were 95 active sovereign wealth funds managing a combined $9trn of assets worldwide – an 8% increase on 2019. They make large investments in tech, services and life sciences, and they’re UK targeting trophy assets. David Prosser reports.

Modernising London's listing rules

The recent review of the UK Listings Regime by Lord Hill proposed a number of major changes that might increase the attractiveness of London listings. Nicholas Neveling spoke to expert Corporate Finance Faculty members about the potential new rules.

Future IPO analysis

Expected growth in emerging market exchanges has been reined in, according to a survey of global executives’ expectations by the Economist Intelligence Unit and PwC. Are developed market exchanges more resilient than we thought?

Corporate Finance Faculty Tree

Corporate Finance Technical Releases

A listing of Technical Releases published by the Corporate Finance Faculty, including:
Guidance for preparers of prospective financial information - a preparation framework for financial forecasts or projections, including forecasts prepared for public and private market finance-raising.