Some debates seem to be going on forever. One of them is devoted to the role of financial services, and, depending on where we are in the economic cycle, this debate might get more or less heated and bitter. What is it that finance contributes to the society? Is it adding value or is it just self-serving? Can more regulation introduced by the government change the way it behaves? Read more...


Calendar says that it is July already. The latest forecasts promise that we are going to have a truly summer weather finally. And most of the people one is trying to reach are either on vacation already, or spending the last days in the office before leaving for holiday. Ladies and gentlemen, this is official now: the summer season has started! Read more...


Because of the somewhat shared history after the WWII the Baltics are customarily referred to as part of Central and Eastern Europe. The business ties and investment flows, nevertheless, tell a different story, with Nordic countries having been playing a key role in rebuilding the economies after the independence was regained. Because of these established close links, what happens on the other coast of the Baltic Sea may have a significant impact on the Baltic markets and thus has to be followed closely. Read more...


We, Latvians, have not been spoiled with having a nice warm climate. Neither are we blessed with having plenty of sunshine all year round. This probably explains the way we are treating the Midsummer night’s celebrations, with total and utmost seriousness. This is the time of the year when everyone feels compelled to move out of town for a few days at least and to light up a bonfire.

We at mergers.lv are about to join the crowds leaving the city and will be back on Tuesday, June 30. Read more...


The recently published Global Private Equity Report 2015 by Bain & Company, a consultancy, is among the first to offer a comprehensive analysis of the private equity market last year and share their outlook for the year 2015 and beyond.

What have been the main traits in the global and European PE market in 2014 then? Read more...

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