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As a deal making professional, you need the latest news, market, and deals data to drive your decisions. We cover all your needs in the deal making workflow, including business strategy and resource planning, aggregate trend-spotting, news, league table rankings, company information, and granular deal-level analysis, so you can structure better deals, find new opportunities, and climb the league tables.


US ECM Roundtable

After flourishing as an alternative to traditional IPOs, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are finding it more difficult to attract investor capital, raising questions over their durability as an asset class and forcing many to offer incentives to induce participation on new issues as well as on merger financing. 

Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes


Sustainable finance continues surge in 2021

Sustainable finance in global capital markets took significant market share across DCM, ECM and loans in 2021, as issuers and borrowers took advantage of investor appetite for financial instruments with sustainable, social and environmental dimensions. The continued strength of green bonds throughout the year, and the emergence of sustainable loans as a major part of the market, support sentiment going into 2022.


A supercharged environment for M&A | The Chatter

The pandemic has not put a stop to M&A activity; rather we’re seeing a supercharged environment. The first half of 2021 saw M&A volumes closing in on a number of records, and those volumes have just kept on coming.

Join Shahad Makiza speaking to Matthew Toole, Director, Deal Intelligence Refinitiv at LSEG and Philip Scipio, Senior Reporter at IFR about the impact sustainable finance has had on the M&A deals-scape for 2021 so far. We'll also be taking a look ahead at the impacts of ESG investment on Q4.

We look at the signs that a mid-cycle slowdown is already underway. Small caps continue to underperform and there are more signs that the reflation trade is under pressure. Emerging markets look particularly vulnerable on a relative basis because they didn’t reap the usual rewards of the cyclical upturn.

We look at the risks that excess leverage can pose for the financial system. Was the recent demise of a family office an isolated incident or the tip of the iceberg and are there any market parallels in recent history?


Deal Makers Sentiment Survey 2021

Close up of the front cover of the Deal Makers Sentiment Survey 2021 documents

After the unprecedented levels of capital markets activity during 2020 in response to the global pandemic, one could be forgiven for expecting some mean-reversion in 2021. But the world’s deal makers would disagree. Our survey of over 460 deal makers found the expectation is for further growth in activity, or in the case of M&A, a full recovery.

International Financing Review

IFR is the leading source of fixed income, capital markets and investment banking news, analysis and commentary. Access IFR's exclusive commentary and insights.