New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie with data provider IJGlobal shows that development finance lending from state-backed institutions is the most important component of infrastructure funding in sub-Saharan Africa.
Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals, according to analysis by Baker McKenzie of Thomson Reuters M&A data for South Africa.
Domestic and cross-border Initial Public Offering (IPO) capital raising by African issuers in the first half of 2018 (H1) increased by 33% year-on-year to USD 396 million, while volume grew by 25% to 5 IPOs. This is according to Baker McKenzie’s Cross-Border Index for H1.
With the market cap of cryptocurrencies growing from around USD 15 billion in December 2016 to a staggering USD 815 billion in December 2017, it is not surprising that the subject found its way to many dinner table discussions during the 2017 festive season.