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After 18% decline in M&A deals in 2015, corporates and investors are betting big on 2016.
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Key Success Factors for a Management Buy-out

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India Economy : Short-term pain as the economy adjusts to new construct

The key policy measures announced by the NDA Government suggest that the Prime Minister is seeking to engineer three structural resets.
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Impact of a strong Swiss franc on the M&A activity: challenges & opportunities

The discontinuation of the minimum CHF/EUR exchange rate triggered significant market reactions.
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Mobile commerce in Latin America

An interesting phenomenon is occurring in Latin America: the rise of mobile commerce.
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Spanish fundraising: has the market already overheated?

There's more money than there are deals in Spain, although that could soon begin to change.
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You are nuts to think size matters anymore

Dudley Baylis, Director of MA South Africa shares his views on the energy business, economic performance, politicians, power and nuts.
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Advised on the divestment of 44% of the shares to Adexum Capital.

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