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Hedge Fund Tracker Q2 2017

August 16, 2017    //   By Pavle Sabic

In the latest edition of the Hedge Fund Tracker, take a look at Q2 2017’s top 10 Hedge Funds, as well as the top buys and largest sells. S&P Global Market Intelligence® analyzes the latest 13F filings to determine the largest hedge funds based on reported equity assets. Further analysis isolates the universe to what Market…

Pavle Sabic Featured on APAC CIOOutlook

July 25, 2017

Pavle Sabic (Head of Market Development, Corporates Segment) was featured as the cover story of APAC CIOOutlook’s special edition on Gov. & Public Sector Technology Providers. The article explains how S&P Global Market Intelligence focuses on client workflows to provide essential intelligence to the market. Sabic discusses our work with professional services and governments on…

What You Need To Know About Amazon’s Largest Deal To Date

July 19, 2017    //   By Richard Peterson and Jim Elder

By many standards,, Inc.’s (NasdaqGS:AMZN) announcement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WFM) was extraordinary. Besides ranking as Amazon’s largest ever acquisition at $14.6 billion, the amount represents approximately 2.6x the aggregate disclosed value of $5.59 billion for all of’s previous acquisitions. Prior to Whole Foods,…

A Recipe For Intercompany Financing – Transfer Pricing: Facts, Circumstances, And A Dose Of Common Sense

July 12, 2017    //   By Ernest Breitschwerdt

With its latest release in October 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) delivered more guidance on economic substance and value creation with a proposed comprehensive, coherent and co-ordinated reform of the international tax system[1]. Many of these action points are also directly or indirectly affecting intragroup financing transactions. Action Points Leading to…

Multichannel M&A: Consolidation Is the Trend

June 21, 2017    //   By Michael Donohoe

Some of the largest M&A deals in the multichannel space have occurred in just the past couple of years. Consolidation is slowly but surely becoming a reality and multichannel mammoths like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, DISH, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon have either been rumored or directly involved in a deal. Note that the largest cable M&A deal ever (Charter/TWC) was…

Tax Reform Booklet

May 18, 2017

This compilation of articles on Tax Reform features thought leaders from all over S&P Global. S&P Global Market Intelligence’s own Pavle Sabic (head of Market Development, Corporates) is the first piece featured in the booklet. Take a look below!

Quarterly Hedge Fund Tracker – Q1 2017

May 17, 2017    //   By Pavle Sabic

Hedge Funds Start 2017 with Unprecedented Buying in Consumer Staples This quarter’s Hedge Fund Tracker shows that hedge funds are continuing to grow their total AUM, which at $157 billion is $4 billion higher than the $153 billion reported in Q4 2016. Positions held increased from 424 in Q4 2016 to 427, with Soroban Capital Partners…

Will European-Only Participant Cross Border M&A Rebound Post-French Election?

May 11, 2017    //   By Richard Peterson

With the conclusion of the 2017 French Presidential campaign and the election of pro-business candidate Emmanuel Marcon as President,  political and market commentators opined that the results were a positive sign for continuity of the European Union. From the perspective of merger and acquisition activity regarding cross-border transactions involving only European targets and buyers, the…

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