Welcome to the winter edition of our Banking & Finance bulletin.
The start of the calendar year can often bring with it renewed optimism and hope as market participants look to set new budgets to work. It’s often around this time of year when we learn about new transactions. It’s too early to predict which sectors will thrive in 2018, but with the pound relatively low, the UK remains an attractive proposition for M&A activity and with the UK Government keen to encourage more housebuilding and address the country’s low productivity levels, one can expect that there will be good opportunities in the property and infrastructure spaces. Do feel free to reach out to us if you would like to run any new opportunities past us – we always welcome the chance to be involved from the outset of a potential transaction.
In this bulletin we have selected a list of recent articles written by our Banking & Finance specialists which we expect will be of interest to you. We hope you enjoy reading these articles and would be delighted to hear from you on any points arising from them. Links to these articles can all be found below.
We have also included a short interview with Matthew Padian on debt funding for owner managers and entrepreneurs.
Finally there’s a short piece of self-promotion – if you make it that far - boasting of our appointment shortly before Christmas to two new bank panels and a re-appointment to another. We are now a panel firm adviser for seven of the eleven UK clearing banks.
And if you like what you read, we have as previously produced a sister publication for our Restructuring & Insolvency clients. Click here to read more.