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2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

What’s the outlook for mega transactions and tech deal pipelines? Barclays’ top M&A and Technology, Media and Telecommunications bankers give their insights on the sectors and macro trends to watch this year.

Daily Insights

January 16, 2017

Rainy days and Mondays

  • Risk assets are starting the week on the back-foot, after DBRS downgraded Italy last Friday and over the weekend British media reported that PM May is likely to take a “hard Brexit” stance. The risk of a downgrade to Italy was widely flagged and while the move will increase the haircut on BTPs at ECB operations, Italian banks have pre-positioned a large excess of collateral and the haircut on BTPs charged by LCH/CCG are not mechanically linked to the ECB’s schedule. In the UK, PM May will tomorrow flesh out her Brexit negotiation strategy.

  • The ECB’s policy meeting on Thursday and the Inauguration of President Trump are the key events this week. We expect no change in policy stance from the ECB, where Draghi will likely face further questions on December’s policy decision.

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From 4G to 5G

Over the next five years, global mobile data traffic is expected to increase by 827%. 5G technology is expected to provide service and support for almost real-time use cases. Our infographic explains the impacts and opportunities.

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After political earthquakes, Global Outlook highlights turning points

Our Q1 2017 Global Outlook recommends that investors maintain an overweight allocation to US dollar-denominated assets and go down the credit curve.

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Responsible investing linked to better bond returns

In a world where responsible investing is gathering pace, the results of a new study by our Research team show a positive link between high-ESG corporate bond portfolios and performance.

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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. 
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White House features Barclays’ partnership with Per Scholas

Per Scholas and Barclays attended the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper What Works Showcase in Washington D.C., which recognised how our partnership is helping to ensure young people can reach their full potential.

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Honouring the unique skills of our military veterans

Barclays’ servicemen and women share how their experience in the armed forces helps them to serve our clients. They are a few of the many veterans who are contributing on teams across the globe.

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