The government may have backtracked on audit reform demands, but Jon Moulton says we should expect more change than we have ever seen in coming years
With inflation increasing and interest rates on the rise, Chatham Financial’s Jackie Bowie expects a period of taking stock for dealmakers
Setting up MarktoMarket five years ago was a bold decision for its CEO Doug Lawson and his co-founder Martin Clarke. But Lawson tells Marc Mullen how filling that big data gap in the small-cap segment of the market is proving invaluable for advisers
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“These songs are as valuable as gold.” Since it was launched in 2018, music investment company Hipgnosis has raised more than £1bn based on the intellectual property value and management of successful albums and songwriters’ back catalogues.
Breathing new life into London’s Main Market is no easy task. But Lord Hill’s review of London listing requirements is certainly welcome in the battle to keep the City internationally competitive, says Jon Moulton.
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.
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 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.