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Charts: Shifts in the Capital Markets Value Chain

June 4, 2016

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As many financial institutions, particularly banks are exiting or scaling back their participation in certain parts of the capital markets value chain, or deciding not to enter others, an array of old and new players is stepping in to compete for those revenues. BCG provides significant insight on the issue in a recent article entitled “How Value Is Shifting in the […]

Charts: Banking Consolidation

May 6, 2016

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The following chart shows consolidation of the U.S. banking sector roughly from the early 1990s to 2010 which led to four major banks. There are other similar stories in banking and particularly colorful stories in investment banking. Also, there already was significant consolidation before the early 1990s. Still the chart is impressive in the story it tells through a single picture. Interestingly […]

Developments: Ocean Holding Acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank

September 1, 2014

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Ocean Holding acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank Completing one of the largest bank acquisitions in Germany in years by total assets at approximately €12 billion, Lone Star has sold its controlling interest in Düsseldorfer Hypothkenbank to Ocean Holding, an Attestor fund. After acquiring the bank in 2010, Lone Star injected €500 million to strengthen its core capital position. The […]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors?

December 31, 2013

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When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  What does it mean for China, and to investment in China?  Answers to these questions are contained in a […]

Thomson Reuters Interview with Michael Macaluso

July 11, 2013

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Interview originally published here by Thomson Reuters Business Law Currents on October 4, 2011 An interview with Michael Macaluso DLA Piper’s Michael Macaluso has seen success as the rare lawyer able to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Europe. With markets in flux and regulations fluid, capital flows to and from private equity and venture […]

Vietnam Banking Academy Guest Lecture

June 18, 2013

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At the invitation of the Banking Academy of the State Bank of Vietnam, Vietnam’s central bank, I recently addressed the faculty and students of the Academy on various financial markets topics.