from DealZone:

Deals du jour

May 20, 2009

A man looks at local newspapers, with articles regarding France's President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit on their front pages, at a news kiosk in Mexico CityA Facebook IPO is a few years off, Bank of America raises $13.47 billion in a share sale, GM's bankruptcy plan envisages a quick sale to government, and more. Here are the latest deal-related stories:

from Summit Notebook:

IBM: No Sun, but there are other fish in the sea

May 19, 2009

IBM's Chief Financial Officer Mark Loughridge didn't have much to say about Oracle's planned purchase of Sun Microsystems at the Reuters Global Technology Summit.

from DealZone:

MACs are big

May 19, 2009

A demonstrator wearing a model of a hamburger on his head protests in Munich

And earn-outs are in. So says a new survey looking at almost 500 European deals from 2007-08 (most below $500m). As I wrote:

from DealZone:

Better late than never?

May 19, 2009

A giant sculpture constructed with the faces of clocks is seen outside a Paris train station

Is now the time to be bulking up in M&A and other kinds of corporate finance advice?

from DealZone:

Deals du jour

May 19, 2009

A journalist inspects a board with newspapers and magazines during the annual news conference of German publisher Axel Springer in BerlinState Street is selling $2 billion of stock, Morgan Stanley expects more listed company share sales and billionaire Kirk Kerkorian strikes his latest deal, and more. Here are the latest deal-related stories:

from DealZone:

Could market rebound ease way for M&A?

May 14, 2009

The drop in U.S. stocks through the first three months of 2009 did little to spur merger activity in the U.S. industrial sector, but a top executive at blue-chip manufacturer United Technologies Corp argued on Thursday that the recent rebound in share prices could spur buying.

from DealZone:

Graduating MBA? Tough luck

April 27, 2009

GraduatesThe bear market's message to MBA graduates - tough luck.

MBAs who graduate during a bear market may never get the chance to start a Wall Street career, which means they would earn significantly less over their lifetime than those who graduated when things were rosy around them, a Stanford business school study shows.

from DealZone:

No more rushing to the mailbox for those AmEx bills?

April 22, 2009

MASTERCARD/AMERICANEXPRESSRemember a couple of years ago, when it was discovered that an executive used his corporate American Express card to pay for $241,000 worth of "services" at a New York-based "gentleman's club" then tried to stiff AmEx on paying the bill?

from India Insight:

Dark horse Tech Mahindra wins race to acquire Satyam

April 13, 2009

Tech Mahindra, part of Indian business group Mahindra & Mahindra, won the race to acquire Satyam Computer Services on Monday, in a deal that'll help the mid-sized outsourcer gain in size and also lift clarity on Satyam's fate.