The Dell leveraged buyout drama took an interesting turn when Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management -- perhaps the two most vocal critics of the deal put forward by Michael Dell and Silver Lake -- decided to join forces. They have offered a joint deal and have certainly upped the stakes in this high profile battle. Together, they own about 13 percent of the common stock.
The historic insider trading investigations, which has notched nearly 80 convictions or guilty pleas, may be having an effect on investment bankers. According to a study from Cass Business School in...
Actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been on the investing horizon for quite a while now.
Michael Dell should be concerned that Carl Icahn, the very antithesis of a computer industry entrepreneur in some ways, has built up a massive stake in his company.
Every year since the financial crisis ended, it seems that bankers put out the word that good times may be just around the corner. But so far, we have yet to turn that mythic corner. The result is that the past five years have been tough on deal advisors.
Goldman Sachs ( NYSE:GS ) finished on top of the league table for mergers and acquisitions advisors. According to Bloomberg Markets , the bank earned $1.77 billion in fees in 2012. "The firm's...
While the stock market cheers the spate of recent deals, anxiety is building in the bond market. Leveraged transactions often make for negative credit news, as the rated debt reacts to the news that the target will load up with billions in debt.
All of a sudden, the deal announcements are coming fast and furious. Low interest rates have apparently spawned a return to debt-driven mega deals, including the $24.4 billion proposed leveraged...
The fourth quarter marked a long-talked about turnaround in the market for mergers.
T he conventional wisdom early last year was that a pick-up in merger activity was just around the corner. The economy seemed poised to rise, companies had built up cash stockpiles and lending for deals seemed to be making a comeback. The big surge never fully materialized, but optimism still reigns.