To understand what it takes for a private equity firm to successfully build and manage a portfolio of companies in today’s fast-paced, evolving market and regulatory landscape, we interviewed Charlotte Hultman, group commercial director for Vistra's Corporate and Private Clients division for Europe and the Americas.
EU authorities agreed on a framework for screening foreign direct investment. The agreement isn't binding but investors need to understand its basic elements and how it fits into a global trend of tightening FDI restrictions.
Global M&A volume surpassed $1 trillion already this year. That’s the fastest start ever according to Dealogic, and nearly double the 23-year average. The story behind the reasons for the surge is complex and evolving, as is the global M&A landscape itself.
This month’s transfer of Brazilian soccer player Neymar from the Spanish super club Barcelona to the French super club Paris St-Germain included a transfer fee of over $250 million, putting it on a par with some of the year’s biggest cross-border M&A deals. The transaction speaks to the changing nature of global super clubs and to the global economy itself.
For years, China’s government encouraged privately-owned companies to engage in cross-border acquisitions, and enabled them with cheap debt. This led to the rise of “gray rhinos,” free-spending companies that have dramatically changed the global M&A landscape. Beijing is now looking to rein them in.
McDonald’s announced a partnership with a Chinese state-funded conglomerate and a US private equity firm. The $2 billion deal reflects economic and cultural realities in China and is evidence of McDonald’s willingness to depart from its traditional domestic strategies when doing business across borders.
This week's Global Glance takes a detailed look at Uber's retreat from China.
In this week's German-themed Global Glance we look at how German authorities fined companies for sending data to the US; why China’s investments in Germany trouble many in the EU; and a fascinating cultural observation from German-born US soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
This week's Global Glance looks at a sweet M&A announcement: Krispy Kreme is to be acquired by a Luxemburg-based investment group. It could be a marriage made in culinary heaven.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we’ll do something a little different and look at a single story — the recent termination of the mammoth Pfizer-Allergan merger — a little more closely. Hang on to your profit and loss statements, then, here we go.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how a Chinese insurance company may be changing the nature of M&As, FIFA’s surprising claim to victimhood, and a strange and lavish soccer school in rural China.
Our advisors' expertise and experience helping clients overcome compliance challenges of the moment put them in a great position to predict the global trends multinationals need to be aware of in 2016. Here are three of our top advisors for their informal takes on what to watch for in 2016.