Ankura Joint Venture Index

Ankura Joint Venture Index: Third Quarter 2021

What’s your JV IQ? Test your knowledge.

NOVEMBER 2021

  1. Are companies partnering together on big deals more or less than in the past?
  2. What types of sustainability partnerships are hot, who’s doing them, and how are the deals structured?
  3. What industry is facing newfound pushback from regulators for its latest slate of proposed new joint ventures?
  4. How have stock markets responded recently to material joint venture and non-equity partnerships transaction announcements?

This issue of the Ankura Joint Venture Index answers these questions and more. Read about how material joint venture and partnership activity continues to soar in Q3 after seeing the highest activity on record in Q2 and how companies are restructuring existing ventures at the highest rate on record.


Ankura Joint Venture Index: Third Quarter 2021
Ankura Joint Venture Index: Third Quarter 2021

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About the Authors

Lois Fernandes

Lois D’Costa Fernandes is a Senior Director at Ankura, where she leads the firm’s research and analytics on joint ventures and partnerships. Previously, Lois was a founding employee of Water Street Partners and prior to that was a core member of the Joint Venture Practice at McKinsey & Co. She has authored numerous articles on joint ventures and partnerships, including in MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and the Journal of World Energy Law & Business.

Saadhika Sivakumar

Saadhika Sivakumar is a Senior Associate at Ankura, where she supports clients and manages the firm’s proprietary databases on joint ventures and partnerships. Leveraging Ankura's proprietary databases, market outlooks and repositories of best practices, Saadhika develops actionable perspectives on joint venture and partnership transactions and governance-related matters across a range of industries.

Tracy Branding Pyle

Tracy Branding Pyle is a Managing Director at Ankura who specializes in helping organizations navigate complex transactions, and, in particular, joint venture-related transactions. She works with a wide array of U.S. and international companies across industries to help them structure, negotiate, approve, and launch joint ventures to set these ventures up for success. She additionally advises on governance of individual joint ventures and portfolios of joint ventures to help companies to minimize risk, increase efficiencies, and find value. Prior to joining Ankura, Tracy practiced law at Hogan Lovells, where she advised clients on joint ventures, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Tracy is based in Washington, DC.

James Bamford

James Bamford is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He joined Ankura with the firm’s 2020 acquisition of Water Street Partners, which he co-founded in 2008. Water Street Partners has been independently ranked as the number one global advisor on joint ventures since 2017. Prior to Water Street, he was global co-lead of the Joint Venture & Alliance Practice at McKinsey & Company.

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