How to Add M&A Value: Pay Cash, Go Hostile
The perception that up to 70% of mergers and acquisitions destroy value is somewhat out of date, according to a U.K. study.
As Many Sellers as Buyers
The amounts of acquisitions and divestitures are headed in opposing directions, according to an E&spamp;Y survey.
Opening Up Capital Markets for Mid-caps
A U.K.-government commissioned report suggests reforms to open up capital markets to mid-cap corporates. So far, its ideas have been well received.
End of the Line for Share Buybacks? Don’t Count on It
Buybacks are sure to remain on the European investment scene, not least because so many companies are sitting on very significant cash balances generating very low yields.
Bad News for Banks Isn’t Good for Corporates, Either
Economists now expect nonperforming loans to hit a euro-era high of 6% of all loans.