It is important for corporates to be aware of changes to the investor landscape that will impact how they engage with investors of all types. There is also a set of developments in the equity and debt capital markets that, in large part, relate to these changes in the investor landscape, such as private pre-IPO equity, PIPEs (Private investments in public equity), direct listings, private debt, venture lending, structured credit and asset securitization, many of which will come into play at different stages of a company’s lifecycle. In this issue of Credit Suisse Corporate Insights, we evaluate four evolving themes in today’s investor landscape:
- Retail investors will continue to play a larger role
- Passive investing is on the rise… and becoming more “active”
- Private companies are staying private for longer
- ESG continues to grow
These four themes can influence market dynamics and valuations and so we set out to provide our clients with a primer on them.