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Private equity bets on post-Covid survivors with hybrid capital

22 May 2020 |

Companies never want to sell equity at rock bottom prices, but bank lenders will often only relax covenants and hold off seizing assets if new capital comes in below them. Enter private equity managers with dry powder, snapping up big preferred stock deals to help cash-strapped issuers bolster their capital structures.

Latin America’s corporates look for post-coronavirus funds

22 May 2020 |

Having raised liquidity in March, Latin American companies are now trying to assess the best way forward. Will they need new debt, fresh equity, or will the economy return sufficiently for them to simply repay?

Country risk: India’s Covid-19 hit may turn it to junk

21 May 2020 |

Risk analysts have south Asian borrowers in their sights, after Sri Lanka’s downgraded credit rating from S&P this week.

Spacs prove resilient in shaky markets

21 May 2020 |

Appetite for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies is growing as investors find comfort in their new structure. Market participants expect more to come this year along thematic lines, with the first ESG Spac launched in May.

Latin America finance: Coronavirus could have a platinum lining

21 May 2020 |

There is a plausible recovery scenario that would enable Latin America to exit the crisis on a better path than it was on before.

Pandemic hastens Brazil’s financial shift

21 May 2020 |

Collapse in Brazilian equities places a question mark over recent growth in retail investment.

Brazil M&A: Auditors at the kitchen table?

21 May 2020 |

A due-diligence downside to working from home.

Loans: Crunch time for credit

20 May 2020 |

Central bank intervention has delayed the deluge of insolvency that Covid-19 lockdowns will cause, but it can only plug the dike for so long. Lenders face the grim prospect of deciding who to save and who to let go.

FCA to lenders: Watch your step

20 May 2020 |

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority may struggle to show anything explicitly wrong in the awarding of recent equity mandates.

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