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A SPACtacular opportunity for Australian PE sponsors?

A SPACtacular opportunity for Australian PE sponsors?

What do the following US celebrities and sports identities all have in common in the world of finance: Jay-Z, Shaquille O’Neal, Ciara Wilson, Serena Williams, Alex Rodriguez, Steph...

31 March 2021

SPACxit – can London save SPACs to secure its position in the new world?

Whilst capital raising using SPACs has been tremendously successful in the US over the last 12-24 months, the UK had until the start of this year experienced significantly...

31 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan — Key takeaways for financial services

On 12 March 2021, China released its much-anticipated economic and social development blueprint for the next five years and beyond – the ‘Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan...

22 March 2021

Farewell, OBUs: Offshore Banking Unit regime to be abolished

On 17 March 2021, the Federal Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No 2) Bill 2021 (the Bill) to abolish the Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) regime.

19 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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2020 leveraged loan market - year in review

2020 presented a number of challenges for the Australasia leveraged loan markets. Among other impacts, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) resulted in several aborted deals, detailed examination of MAC/MAE...

15 December 2020

The great scheme trade-off

As we all know, a defining feature of private equity investment is alignment between the sponsor’s strategic objectives and the managers of the business.

14 December 2020

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

To stub or not to stub? ASIC hands down its view

ASIC released a consultation paper in June 2019 regarding the use of stub equity in public to private transactions, essentially looking to clamp down on the types of...

19 October 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up: W/E 15 May 2020

To help you stay on top of all the COVID-19 content this week we have compiled our insights into one easy-to-access location, updated on a weekly basis.

15 May 2020

Opportunities for Foreign Credit Funds in China

This article was written by Stanley Zhou, Xiaoxue (Stella) Wang, Andrew Fei and Zhongyun Yi.Recently, many foreign credit funds have their sights set on the Chinese market. With the...

11 May 2020

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