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Capital markets and investment

Accessing global equity and debt, IPOs, infrastructure and project finance.



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.

Insider dealing: APEM secures £50m+ funding

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is on the agenda of all businesses now, and it’s the E in ESG that APEM, which in June took on another round of funding, is focused on. Jason Sinclair reports.

M&A in the auto industry

The switch from the internal combustion engine to EVs is a revolution for auto manufacturers and already stressed supply chains. What will it mean for investment and M&A in the sector? Jason Sinclair reports.

Insider dealing: World Chess IPO

At one point it looked like the World Chess IPO was heading for stalemate, but coming up with a strategy and acting on it meant there was a successful end game, with the company listing in London in April. Marc Mullen reports.

Tech and the future of M&A

Harnessing the opportunities technology offers M&A is a challenge. David Prosser speaks to advisers and investors about new technology and its impact on the future of dealmaking and execution.

Roadshow: Middle East

Private equity, which had been building its reputation in the Middle East, suffered a major setback with the collapse of Abraaj in 2018. But, as Andy Thomson reports, M&A is bearing up and IPOs in the region are leading the way.

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.

Perspective on prospectus rules

The updated EU-wide Prospectus Regulation came into force in July 2019. How many of the rules the UK retains post-Brexit, however, remains to be seen. Christine Phillips outlines the key changes writing for the Corporate Finance Faculty.

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.