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“The risk of exogenous shocks is more of a concern than it has been in a long time”

From geopolitical volatility to a looming election year, there’s hardly been a more important time to examine strategic alternatives. With M&A levels below average, but IPO volumes high — what might the next stretch look like for transactional activity? And how quickly will markets recover from potential disruption?

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“The IPO market is evolving and searching for better deal outcomes for buyers and sellers”

The equity capital market is technically open and some big IPOs have been delivered. Yet many investors and issuers still prefer to wait rather than act. What’s holding them back and what are the prospects for the market getting back into full swing in 2024?

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How construction defied every gloomy prediction

Industrial corporates may retain the edge in M&A, but smart solutions are allowing private equity to stay in the game. Start listening.

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“After two years of relative dormancy, there is a tremendous backlog of pent-up demand.”

Armed with growth ambitions and strong balance sheets, industrials are well placed to lead an M&A revival.

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"Investors from private equity are creative – they will find ways to do deals"

There’s a growing trend in joint ventures between sponsors and corporates as boardrooms seek out Private Equity expertise and funding to get complex deals done. In this episode, we examine how clients are finding innovative paths to dealmaking and bolstering their businesses through M&A.

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The direct capital market, which has been more robust lately, is a useful tool for sponsors

A rebound in bank lending for H2 2023, steady interest rates, recent valuation corrections and lots of dry powder offer hope for an uptick in private equity deals and exit activity in the year ahead.

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