M&A Round Up: H1 2018

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A History of Corporate Finance: Corporate Finance since the global financial crisis (2007-)

The financial crisis had begun with the collapse of Bear Sterns and Lehman in the USA but then rippled through the financial world over succeeding months, stunning markets and precipitating a wave of government intervention into financial markets, ranging from UK bank nationalisations to quantitative easing and negative interest rates.  It has become the subject …

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A History of Corporate Finance: Corporate Finance comes of age (1980-1990)

From the standpoint of the end of the decade, it looked as if everything that had gone before was just a preamble. The eighties were the decade when corporate finance not only came of age, but took centre stage, and became noticed.  Corporate acquisitions became more widespread and more highly leveraged. Venture capital and private …

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Retail M&A: Where it went wrong (Definitive Guide)

Severe pressure on margins.  Barriers to entry broken down completely by disruptive technologies run by rival firms. An entire industry under threat from what KPMG calls a cocktail of evidently toxic macroeconomic and technological factors. Plenty of potential synergies, highly qualified advisers, an educated workforce and experienced management. A perfect opportunity for M&A, surely? What …

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A History of Corporate Finance: Post-war Corporate Finance

As the timeframe shortens in this six-part review of corporate finance history, the pace of developments increases to match. The hallmarks of post-war corporate finance were the dominance of the corporate form and the increasing role of the kind of theory that is now always introduced in corporate finance training. Worldwide equity markets now allowed …

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A History of Corporate Finance: From 1900 to the end of World War II (1900-1945)

The creation of the corporation took thousands of years, but criticism was much quicker to emerge. Whilst the new companies were attracting large numbers of shareholders, both in Europe and the United States, Brandeis’ famous 1914 paper, Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It was one of the first to direct attention to …

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A History of Corporate Finance: From Earliest Times to the beginning of the Twentieth Century

The first ground-breaking history of corporate finance was published twenty-one years ago. Now seems a good time to take stock, review the history of what has become such an important part of world finance on the basis of much that has written since, speculate as what they might now say differently about the past and …

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Commercial Property: Is there a shortage in the EU?

What is actually happening in EU commercial property markets? In real estate courses throughout the EU, questions of supply and demand are being urgently asked about changes in commercial markets. Step forward German research analyst Andreas Schulten from Bulwiengesa, who claims that there has been a striking lack of construction in the German office sector, …

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