Telegraph: Debt crisis: a $46 trillion problem comes sweeping in, by Jeremy Warner, May 28, 2012
.... "Standard & Poor's estimates that companies in Europe, the US and the major Asian economies require a combination of refinancing and new money to… more »
NYT: Morgan Stanley’s Michael Grimes Is Where Money and Tech Meet, May 8, 2012
Silicon Valley doesn’t have much love for Wall Street, perceiving buttoned-up financiers as fee-obsessed number crunchers who don’t really understand technology.
But Mic… more »
Robert Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says corporate cash in the United States is at a 55-year high and that a significant portion of this money will be deployed in M&A activity:
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Official Press Release:New York, NY – February 7, 2011 – AOL Inc. [NYSE:AOL] announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news, analysis, and lifestyle website fou… more »
FT: Bankruptcy-related M&A has ‘only just begun’, April 12, 2009
Bankruptcy-related mergers and acquisitions have hit their highest level globally since August 2004, and are set to keep rising as more companies are forced into distressed sales,… more »
The financial crisis is also changing the league tables landscape:
WSJ: Goldman's Star Dims in Rankings for M&A, Dec. 27, 2008
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is no longer the undisputed world heavyweight champion of mergers and acquisitions.
After… more »
FT: European corporate debt, Nov. 11, 2008
No wonder policymakers are scared. Standard & Poor’s reckons a total of $2,100bn of European company debt will mature between now and the end of 2011, with more than $800bn due next year. Markets have nev… more »
Reuters: August merger market slowest in 16 years
The merger market is suffering the worst "dog days of summer" in 16 years.
While merger volume traditionally slows in August as Wall Street investment bankers escape to the Hamptons, this year's U.S… more »
FT: Barclays sees potential in US, August 19, 2008
Barclays would consider buying a US wealth management company but is “highly unlikely” to bid for an investment bank, even with the depressed share prices of many Wall Street firms, Bob Diamond, the b… more »
An article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung deals with the behavior of family enterprises and says that such enterprises only perform better than non family controlled businesses as long as the founder is on board. They mention that future generations o… more »
Interview with Ruben Vardanian, board of directors and CEO of the Troika Dialog Group, Russia's largest and oldest private investment bank:
Knowledge Wharton: Russia's Best-known Investment Banker, Ruben Vardanian, on Building Trust in a Fast-moving… more »
"The total value of global M&A activity dropped by about 68 percent to $146 billion in April from $450 billion in April 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Snapshot for April 2008.
The snapshot showed that Europe exp… more »
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 29, 2008: "The new year isn’t providing deal makers with much relief. M&A professionals had some reason for optimism as 2007 ended. December, after all, had provided a ray of hope, as this Deal Journal post on the month’… more »
Wie Pioniere ihre Nachfolge regeln, Unternaehrer B., Kipfer R., Handelszeitung, Jan. 15, 2008
Beat Unternaehrer and Reto Kipfer from The Corporate Finance Group TCFG have written an insightful article about objectives of entrepreneurial pioneers when… more »