While the largest German conglomerates are wary of the spectre of activist investors, mid-sized listed companies are not as concerned as they should be, according to two advisors addressing the Mergermarket Germany Forum in Dusseldorf last week.
To celebrate the annual Mergermarket Germany Forum, we've collected all the insights from the Deal Financing Day hosted by Debtwire. Throughout the day our speakers highlighted the latest trends in the capital markets.
9 years after the financial crisis of 2008-9, patience is growing continuously thin on the market’s recovery.While there have been several large increases in German M&A activity in recent years, the levels experienced pre-crisis have yet to be seen.Fortunately for those waiting for this recovery, the 2016 trend report from Mergermarket offers several promising trends.
"Whether you're on the buy side or the sell side, M&A is not rocket science...But you have to get the basics right." Jeroen van der Veer Former CEO, Royal Dutch Shell shares his key tips for steering a global acquisition strategy from the top.
The rotation in the region's debt market continues. In this market overview, Mathew Cestar, Co-Head of Global Credit Products in EMEA at Credit Suisse provided an assessment of how the European debt markets are evolving away from banks toward institutional-based relationships.
Will 2016 be a vintage year for private equity exits? Private equity funds will consider favoured exit routes in the current environment and running sale processes, including the return of the dual track. With good targets now going through secondary or tertiary buyouts, how do funds incentivise management?
A panel of bankers and corporates sat down at the Mergermaket Germany Forum to discuss the outlook for their sectors and companies and the M&A drivers that will play in delivering growth. Here's what they said...