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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 20, 2017

Inauguration day

  • Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States today. The policy outlook is unusually uncertain and investors will focus on any “day one” executive orders as a guide to the administration’s priorities. We expect President Trump to focus on six broad areas in 2017 including trade and stimulus. Depending on the details of these policies, our US economists estimate that growth could be initially weaker on restrictive trade policy but then rise on tax reform and stimulus. Policy changes may also support a stronger USD, and a decline in US corporate leverage by as much as 25%.

  • As widely expected, yesterday’s ECB meeting did not deliver any policy changes. President Draghi emphasized the dislocation between surging headline inflation and more tepid core inflation is largely the result of base effects driven by energy and food prices and may be only temporary. We therefore continue to expect monetary accommodation to persist into 2018, albeit at a reduced pace.

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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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