Highland Capital Perception of 2017 Merger and Acquisition Performance

Investment banking firm, Highland Capital perception of merger and acquisition (M&A) performance is founded on partially political decisions by the U.S. President and the Republican Senate and House. The firm is also basing its observation on a report released by Thomson Reuters LPC, which stated bankers and investors are expecting M&A activities to rise, in 2017. The end of Fourth Quarter 2016, private equity buyout lending nearly doubled, from 2015, after President Trump was elected into office last year. Many investors and bankers are expecting the Federal Government to focus on economic growth by changing from monetary policy to fiscal policy.

Mark Okada, Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital said to Reuters that monetary to fiscal policy is a powerful way capital is allocated and earned. Fiscal policy is beneficial to risk assets and continues to increase demand for leveraged loans. In 2016, the demand increased among investors purchasing floating-rate loans to hedge against hikes in interest rates. Mr. Okada says it’s going to be bullish for risk assets, which will take a lengthy time to materialize. There was a shortage of supply in the leverage loan market in the United States at the end of last year.

Thomas Reuters reported leverage merger & acquisition decreased to S270.4 billion from $331 billion in 2015. By December 7th, 2016 weekending, loan funds reached its highest, since August 2013, totaling $1.8 billion. Bankers and investors are expecting merger and acquisition activities to increase in 2017 as the Republican Administration introduces fiscal stimulus and tax reform policies to boost the economy in the U.S.

Mark Okada and James Dondero are co-founders of Highland Capital Management and focus on hedge funds, distressed investment funds, and structured investments. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has office locations in NYC, Singapore, and England. As of the end of 2016, the firm manages approximately $18 billion in assets. Mr. Dondero, CEO & President of Highland and Mr. Okada formed a partnership in 1990.

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Laidlaw & Company Understands Investment Banking

One of the most misunderstood areas of the banking industry is investment banking. While many people know about investment banking by the name, many people do not understand investment banking. Although there are many things about investment banking that people tend to misunderstand, one of the main things that is misunderstood about investment banking is the type of client that usually wants to use an investment bank.

 

The type of client that usually wants to use an investment bank for banking services has a lot of available cash and a high net worth. This type of client does not need money. The client wants to use money for either investment or business purposes. The amount of money needed for the investment or business purpose is typically a high dollar amount that can be millions of dollars.

 

In addition to needing substantial amounts of money for the desired purpose, the clients of investment banks usually have complex financial or banking situations related to the business or investment deal. Investment banks have investment bankers who are highly skilled individuals who can help clients with the various issues surrounding their investment or business deals.

 

Laidlaw & Company is an investment bank that can meet the needs of clients who require substantial amounts of money or assistance with their investment or business deals. Laidlaw & Company is an investment bank that has been around for a very long time.

 

The investment bank has locations in the United States and Europe. Laidlaw & Company understands investment banking and how to meet the needs of its clients. The company serves all types of clients including private institutions, public institutions, and individuals.

 

I think that Laidlaw & Company is a smaller investment bank that is ready to expand. The company has a rich tradition that it can use to reach out to new clients while still holding on the steady group of clients that it currently maintains.