Saturday, 26 July 2014
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Jul 2 2014 | 5:16am ET
Private equity firms are listing and borrowing in Europe more than ever.
Financial sponsor-backed initial public offering volumes and debt issuance in Europe both set records in the first half, according to Dealogic. Much of the deal-making took place in the first quarter, with Canaccord Genuity’s Piers Coombs telling Private Equity News that there had been some “indigestion” in the second, as IPOs have underperformed.
Still, the numbers are impressive: From the beginning of the year through June 26, IPOs worth $26.5 billion were priced in Europe, a 27% jump from the first half of 2013. Debt issuance for p.e. deals also rose, by 11%, to $38.9 billion, for 27 fewer deals than in the first half of last year.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…