Senior Software Engineer_Platform Connect

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Europe DCM resilient in times of change

Business as usual for European corporates Despite the prospect of tough tariff agreements with the United States and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, European firms are still actively tapping the bond market. The appetite for international bonds has remained strong with European corporate DCM volume up 5% year-on-year to $439.6bn—the second-highest YTD level on record ($511.3bn […]


First 9 Months DCM Highlights

DCM credit starts to drain in Q3 On the back of a weak third quarter, global bond markets started to see signs of exhaustion, and saw deal flow in the first 9 months of the year drop to a 9-year low of 16,217 transactions (14,985 deals in F9M 2009). Though volume of $5.24tr ranked well […]


First 9 Months Loans Highlights

Global volume—a tale of two cities A total of 6,984 syndicated loan facilities were completed in the first 9 months of 2018, down 9% on the comparable 2017 period and a 6-year low for deal activity (6,563 loans in the first 9 months of 2012). Global loan volume on the other hand, reached $3.81tr, which […]


First 9 Months M&A Highlights

Global volume still ahead despite Q3 slowdown After a strong first-half to the year which saw M&A volume hit an 11-year high, the third quarter has seen a pullback with global volume in Q3 down 5% year-on-year to $855.6bn, the lowest Q3 level since 2016 ($837.5bn). The weaker quarter was driven by a downturn in […]


First 9 Months ECM Highlights

Global issuance in Q3 dips to 3-year low Encompassing the Northern Hemisphere summer months, Q3 is historically not the strongest quarter for ECM issuance, and this year was no exception for most markets. Volume in Q3 2018 totaled $158.4bn from 1,230 deals, down 21% from the same period last year and marked the lowest Q3 […]


Cross-border M&A soars to new record

Volume growth for cross-border M&A So far this year, a record $962.6bn worth of cross-border deals have been announced via 5,498 transactions. This represents a 38% increase in volume year-on-year ($696.1bn in 2017 YTD), despite deal activity having dropped 18% over the same period (6,680 deals in 2017 YTD). UK targets remain popular Since 2011, […]


US and China ECM continues to flourish despite trade war

US and China continue to top global ECM issuance ECM investors appear unfazed by trade tensions between the US and China which have been ongoing since April this year. US ECM volume stands at $159.5bn via 676 deals this YTD, which is slightly higher than the $155.3bn raised via 663 deals last YTD. Chinese ECM […]


The tide turns for reverse Yankees

Reverse Yankees shift into lower gear The reverse Yankee bond market was set on a bullish trajectory in 2015, after the European Central Bank implemented its asset purchase program—issuance in 2015 YTD subsequently jumped 45% year-on-year to $90.7bn, and peaked at $99.8bn last YTD. Tax reform in the United States has seen the tide turn […]


Putting the 'reverse' in reverse takeovers

Reverse takeovers at a 10-year high Following a 30% dip in year-on-year volume in 2017 YTD, reverse takeovers have soared to $60.1bn this year—the highest YTD level since the financial crisis ($61.3bn in 2008), and up 53% from last year ($39.4bn in 2017 YTD). Unexpected sectors and countries have driven volume, with the biggest deals […]