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New venture capital alert

The European Investment Fund calls on managers not to give in to pressure from investors. Otherwise, they risk reliving the bubble of the 2000s. He is a leading investor in European venture capital and calls for caution. Invited to the European venture capital summit which was held in Paris on Friday under the auspices of […]

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Cold snap on M&A in France

JP Morgan, Lazard and Morgan Stanley prevail in a market in sharp decline, dominated by transactions with the United States. A new deal begins in 2019, with major public files. The privatization of Aéroports de Paris, the maneuvers around CNP Assurances, telecoms, or the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance will perhaps bring the center of […]

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Lobbying: investment banks invited to play on transparency

For the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life, mergers and acquisitions advice cannot be excluded, in principle, from the obligations of lobbyists. No merchant bank can be an exception to the transparency rules for lobbyists. Jean-Louis Nadal, the president of the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP) has just affirmed […]

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Chinese giants under pressure to sell their assets abroad

In the wake of HNA and Anbang, Chinese groups have sold nearly $ 17 billion in assets abroad since January. Sales that mostly escape international buyers. The financial stranglehold is tightening on the large Chinese conglomerates in Beijing’s sights. Crushed under $ 79 billion in debt, HNA is talking with banks to find a buyer […]

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Privatizations: foreign funds will have to show white paw

Bruno Le Maire says he wants to rule out any takeover of Aéroports de Paris by “a foreign power”, even as the International Infrastructure Week opens in Paris. Bruno Le Maire sent on Sunday an almost end of inadmissibility to foreign investors for future privatizations. “It is perfectly possible to have a foreign fund which […]

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“Private equity”: the battle for Brexit is on

Luxembourg is racing ahead to seduce the managers of London, the lung of the unlisted European with 500 billion pounds of assets. This Wednesday morning, under the gold of the National Gallery in London, the smallest founding member of the European Union engaged in a discreet seduction operation. With a few “ambassadors” such as the […]

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François-Xavier de Mallmann: “We are not in a recession scenario”

In an interview with Les Echos, the chairman of the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, notes that despite the price correction and the economic slowdown, there is still no sign of recession. Acquisition volumes fell in the second half of the year, volatility increased, prices tightened. Is this the end of a cycle? One […]

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Laurence Parisot will chair the American Citi in France

The former president of Medef takes over the presidency of the American bank in France from October 1. Thursday and Friday, alongside Michael Corbat, the global leader of Citi, she will meet the main clients of the firm in Paris. Visiting Paris until Friday, Michael Corbat, the boss of the American financial giant Citi, will […]

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Infrastructures: Bercy hoists the French flag internationally

The Treasury Department kicked off the infrastructure week on Monday. Bercy said Sunday he was very careful about foreign funds that would be too closely interested in ADP. But the Ministry of Finance intends to propel French interests in international infrastructure very far. On Monday, the General Directorate of the Treasury kicked off the “Infraweek” […]

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States are strengthening their defense strategy against foreign buyers

Half of the flow of foreign acquisitions in the world will be under public scrutiny next year, according to the OECD. States are now going further than the simple control of acquisitions on their territory. On Saturday, France extended its control of foreign acquisitions to new technologies. On Wednesday, the British telecoms operator BT decided […]