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.
When it comes to the worst deal in history, a New York Times article sets up an interesting debate: Is it the AOL deal to buy Time Warner in 2000, or is it the Hewlett-Packard deal for Autonomy last year?
Will the victory by President Obama lead to a spate of more mergers and acquisitions, which would be good news for deal advisors? It just might.
According to the Boston Globe, speculation has spiked over whether RBS will be forced to sell its U.S.-based subsidiary, Citizens Financial Group, to raise capital. "Royal Bank has racked up...
The somewhat lethargic market for mergers and acquisitions have led to a bit of a buyer's market.
We're in the midst of a nasty season of discontent when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.
Discover doesn't think much of the idea that it would make a great fit with big consumer bank Wells Fargo.
It was big news when the founder of Best Buy went public with an offer to take the firm private, in order to save it.
The Deal Professor weighs in with a look at the deal recently announced by Par Pharmaceutical, which has agreed to be purchased by private equity power TPG Group for about $1.9 billion.