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Although global IPO activity in the first half of 2015 may have slowed from the exceptional pace of 2014, cross-border listings remain an attractive choice for capital raising and continue to gain in popularity relative to domestic IPOs. In contrast to cross-border listings that fell only 24%, domestic fundraising was down 40%. Baker & McKenzie’s Cross-Border IPO Index shows a score of 28.8, a slight decrease from the high of 29.1 for the first half of…

We explore the future trends and fundamental drivers of global transactions in our new “Global Transaction Forecast: The Impact of Macro Trends on Future M&A and IPO Activity.” This report, prepared in conjunction with Oxford Economics, includes projections that: Global M&A and IPO activity will rise, peaking in 2017 in developed markets and in 2018 in emerging markets Cross-border transactions will play a significant role as companies look to gain market presence in high…

Mining companies undertaking capital raisings have a wide range of stock exchanges to choose from throughout the world. From major international finance hubs to other international markets that are particularly attractive to development-phase companies, more and more mining companies are considering cross-border capital raisings to address their project financing needs. As mining companies weigh the characteristics about stock exchanges they are considering, they grapple with factors such as the ability to meet listing criteria, regulatory…

Since the release of the first edition of our Cross-Border Listings Handbook in 2010, cross-border listings have grown at an impressive rate relative to domestic listings. A significant amount of this growth has occurred over the past three years. In 2014, 193 companies raised approximately USD72.8 billion through cross-border listings, a 327% increase in value and 89% increase in volume since 2012. We are pleased to share with you this fifth anniversary edition of our…