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Deals of the Year 2019 - Middle East

May 1, 2019

A celebration of the top deals in the Middle East over the past year.

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2019

The best deals in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year are celebrated.

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Europe

May 1, 2019

The Banker reviews Europe's best deals of the past year.

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Surfing the big tech wave: will IPOs revive the market?

May 1, 2019

Despite a grim first quarter for primary issuance in capital markets, the trickle is to be followed by a tsunami of big tech IPOs. The question is, which will sink and which will swim? 

US dominates Q1 2019 M&A activity

May 1, 2019

Globally, M&A activity is down on the first quarter of 2018, though it is business as usual in the US.

Market volatility drives down investment banking fees

April 5, 2019

European investment banking fees are down by about a quarter over the first three months of 2019, compared with the first quarter of 2018. 

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Morgan Stanley M&A head focuses on activism and Japan

April 1, 2019

Morgan Stanley's head of Americas M&A tells Kat Van Hoof how the bank has turned its eye on merger hotspots, Japan and activism to capture opportunities.

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The greatest debt workout on earth

April 1, 2019

A sharp drop in credit markets in late 2018 made many wonder whether the fat years are coming at an end. Kat Van Hoof reports.

North American regulators lead the way in fine enforcement

March 28, 2019

Data from Boston Consulting Group shows that North American banks have paid more in terms of value than European institutions over the past decade. Kat Van Hoof reports.

IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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