Focus on the Nordic Region

This second edition of the CDI Global Quarterly Newsletter in 2010 features the several offices that make up our Nordic Region, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

Jeff A. Schmidt
Jeff A. Schmidt

In This Issue: Focus on Nordic Region, Japan, ChinaApr 2010

This second edition of the CDI Global Quarterly Newsletter in 2010 features the several offices that make up our Nordic Region, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. CDI Global traces its origins to these countries and has decades of exp... Read more >

Opportunities in the Scandinavian Countries, An OverviewApr 2010

CDI News:  What led you to treat the Nordic countries as a focal region? Tor: There have been close relations between these countries for generations.   So it is a natural region. What glues the Nordic countries together ... Read more >

Tor Morne
Tor Morne

Norway - Oil & Gas and Oil Well Services SectorsApr 2010

Editor's Note:  Many of the more interesting M&A opportunities in Scandinavia are in the oil & gas and oil service industries, as Christen A Rygh, Senior Advisor, explains in this interview. CDI News: Can you give us an idea o... Read more >

Per Vestergaard: DenmarkApr 2010

Editor's Note: In the view of Per Vestergaard of CDI Global, Denmark, the M&A mid-market there should be entering a period of "ketchup" effect after a very slow 2009. CDI News: As you look out at industries and industry secto... Read more >

Harri Pursiainen: FinlandApr 2010

Editor's Note: In this interview with Harri Pursiainen of CDI, Finland, Harri points to the opportunities - and looks at the historic precedent -- for doing business in Russia through Finland, including M&A business. CDI News: What's the ... Read more >

Magnus Lövden: SwedenApr 2010

CDI News: How strong is the Swedish economy today? Magnus: According to a World Economic Forum study published earlier this year, Sweden is, and has been for a while, the most competitive economy in the European Union, followed by our f... Read more >

Magnus Lövdén
Magnus Lövdén
Thaddaeus Mueller
Thaddaeus Mueller

RMB Trade Settlement Scheme and Double Taxation Agreements Strengthen Hong Kong's Position in Chinese Business LandscapeApr 2010

The RMB Trade Settlement Scheme and Hong Kong The RMB Trade Settlement Scheme is a pilot, announced by the Chinese mainland in 2009, to allow settlement in Renminbi (RMB) in the trade of Shanghai and other selected locales with Hong Kong and Macau... Read more >

Private Equity in the Wake of Economic CrisisApr 2010

The credit crisis of 2008-09 has caused great stress in the private equity business. Transactions fell sharply during the crisis, and the ease and structure of financing deals has changed in fundamental ways. Sourcing and completing quality new de... Read more >

Jeff A. Schmidt
Jeff A. Schmidt

CDI Global, Japan, Completes Canon-Océ N.V. Deal, Wins Dutch and Japanese Trade Federation Award Apr 2010

Radboud Molijn, partner of CDI Global, Japan, is pleased to announce the completion of the transaction for the acquisition of Dutch printer manufacturer Océ N.V. by Japan's Canon, Inc. for €1.5 billion.   The transaction was ... Read more >

Opportunities Still Exist in Japan for Inbound, as Well as Outbound, M&A DealsApr 2010

Editor's Note: While most Japanese middle-market M&A deal making is outbound, as Radboud Molijn, Partner, CDI Global, Japan, explains in this interview, there are still opportunities for inbound deals, where US or European companies can come i... Read more >

Robert W. Chandler
Robert W. Chandler

The Housing Crisis Lumbers AlongApr 2010

As economists and politicians fret about the prospect for a "double-dip" recession or worse, it is instructive to re-visit what went wrong and what it will take to return to mortgage finance orthodoxy and functional credit markets. We d... Read more >

Opportunities in the Current M&A MarketApr 2010

Now that we are half-way through 2010, many clients are questioning why M&A volume has remained so low.  Prequin noted a decline of 35% in buy-out deal flow in the first quarter, and things have not improved much since then.  Recen... Read more >

CDI Global Forms Medical Industry PracticeApr 2010

CDI Global has begun the formation of a new Industry Group to create and support M&A transactions in the healthcare industry.  The depth of expertise in medical industries among our current partners and directors will offer CDI clients si... Read more >