Alternative Transaction Structures: Germany's New Normal
February 27, 2014, 6:40 PM EST
Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- During the past two years, the European equity capital markets have shown clear signs of recovery. However, these markets continue to experience more volatility than before the global financial crisis. Virtually every market participant — corporations, private equity firms, institutional investors, as well as investment bankers and lawyers — has been searching for a competitive advantage by using alternative transaction models to raise capital without excessive delays.
In Germany last year, market participants relied on several transaction structures to shorten the time to market, maximize flexibility...