1. Home
  2. ​Investment Banking
  3. Investment Banking Insights
Investment banking insights

Gain unmatched and exclusive insights into the deal making landscape. Our commentary, videos, special reports and research detail how the deal making landscape continues to evolve and embraces new technologies. 

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.


Sustainable finance surges in popularity during H1 2021

The first half of 2021 has seen new records set for the issuance of sustainable finance, with Europe driving bond markets to new highs, and American interest growing in sustainable lending. Meanwhile, an M&A bonanza involving sustainable companies was driven largely by the Americas and Asia.


Sustainable Finance Review | Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021

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?

Roger Hirst looks at the hot topic of infrastructure. As one of the investment megatrends of the next decade, infrastructure is providing some incredible opportunities for those who can participate.


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.