Global ECM sets August record

September 1, 2016 By Chris Wright 58%: Global ECM volume up from August 2015 Global ECM volume totaled $57.9bn via 401 deals in August 2016. This is up 58% from $36.7bn (279 deals) in August 2015 and the highest August total on record, surpassing the previous high of $48.8bn set in August 2012 (285 deals). Volume was […]


Pfizer's M&A binge: US healthcare sitting on $300bn cash reserves

August 30, 2016 On the heels of Pfizer’s failed attempt to acquire Allergan, the US pharmaceuticals giant has been on an M&A shopping spree, most recently announcing tilts for Medivation and AstraZeneca’s antibiotics portfolio in the past week alone. With US healthcare companies sitting on around $300bn of dry powder, our head of M&A Research, Chunshek Chan, […]


Record August for US corporate investment grade issuance

August 29, 2016 By Darren Amelio $58.9bn: Largest August volume on record US marketed corporate IG issuance totals $58.9bn in August so far, the largest August volume on record, beating $44.9bn in August 2011 and more than double the $24.5bn in August 2015. Volume was led by Microsoft’s $19.75bn AAA-rated, 7-tranche deal, the third largest corporate IG bond […]


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Cheap financing and mergers propel investment grade debt

August 22, 2016 In a climate of cheap funding and jumbo M&A transactions, investment grade corporate debt has soared to record levels. We look at the industries and types of deals driving issuance.


Deals surge as US stocks rally

August 18, 2016 As sellers cashed in on the US stock rally last week, our head of Research, Christian Dresler, looks at the spike in bought deals and some of the companies that capitalized on the favorable market conditions.


Hong Kong continues to shine with Everbright listing, using Dealogic

On August 12, Everbright Securities successfully raised $1.1bn in what is the largest Hong Kong listing by a Chinese brokerage this year, and bolsters the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s position as the leading exchange for new listings globally. As a trusted financial platform partner, Dealogic helped the joint sponsors and the bookrunners seamlessly execute the transaction through […]


Jet fuels tech M&A bonanza

Following Walmart’s bid for, our head of M&A Research, Chunshek Chan, looks at the recent wave of tech transactions and why this sector is bucking the M&A downturn this year.


Dealogic provides the buyside and sellside Connect-ion

Dealogic’s head of Product Incubation, Sam Spilfogel, talks to Markets Media about Connect, the only solution for a seamless electronic connection between buyside and sellside firms on primary market deals. With greater regulatory scrutiny of the market, coupled with best practice guidelines from the FIX Trading Community, see how Connect will help buyside firms increase […]


Hong Kong rides high on the back of cornerstones

With Hong Kong leading all exchanges for new listings globally, Romaine Jackson looks at how cornerstone investors are playing a role, and how M&A may be the bright spot for other regions.