China’s slowing growth has created a wave of corporate defaults, and these bad debts should be put up for sale. Not all foreign investors are ready to jump in, though, conscious of the...
Distressed/Special Situations | 19 Aug 2015
Japan’s corporate governance code will not trigger a torrent of non-core divestments, but it may encourage boards to think strategically about how – and with whom – they can improve performance
Buyouts | 17 Jun 2015
For a long time the UK and Australia operations of US wine giant Constellation Brands had been a drain on the parent company. Nevertheless, CHAMP Private Equity saw the potential for a category leader
Australasia | 25 Mar 2015
Asia appears to be destined for a spate of corporate restructurings. Although they are studying a wealth of potential investments, distress specialists say the obvious targets are not always the most accessible
Distressed/Special Situations | 14 Nov 2013 |
PE firms have been selling stakes in themselves for as long as they’ve existed. The invasion of first-time funds into Asia creates extra opportunities for LPs keen to participate in GP economics
GPs | 25 Oct 2012 |
Traditional media in Australia has been colonized by buyout houses since 2006, but a number of these assets are now in distress. Can private equity use this situation to its advantage?
Media | 20 Jun 2012 |
As Asian economic development becomes increasingly interlocked, regionally and globally, contractual arrangements are getting more complex. This is pointedly clear when problems, such as non-payment of large sums owed, occur. One prominent Asian distress...
Restructuring | 24 Aug 2011 |
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