on Nov 8th, 2011
The important role of Private Equity
In a more and more globalised world, Mergers and Acquisitions are an essential mechanism of shareholder value enhancement, facilitating access to new markets, competencies and technologies as well as enabling organisations to leverage their existing core competencies.
In these respects, Private equity, through its expertise and networks, plays a significant role in providing shareholders and management with a number of interesting alternatives to enhance value. However, challenges to successful M&A are considerable. A proper strategy usually makes the...
on Sep 28th, 2011
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is shaping itself as a new hub for international miners. Step by step it has now become the privileged place to look for a deal between mining companies, often owned by a State, and international investors. Minerals’ prices have been progressively hiked over the last years because of the voracity of some emerging countries. Hong Kong proved to be the most desirable place to trade.
At the beginning of 2010 Rusal (a Russian giant for aluminium) launched a controversial 2.2 bn USD IPO. After that, eight companies tapped the market or unveiled selling of shares. They are...