Deal wrap: Talking defense

September 10, 2010

Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets fly in formation with a Boeing 707–320 aerial refueling tanker during a ceremony for newly graduated pilots at the Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner Boeing defense chief Dennis Muilenburg startled many this week when he told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit he would not rule out the possibility of a large-scale merger. Is he sending up a trial balloon to gauge the Pentagon’s reaction? *View article *Read more at the Aerospace and Defense Summit

Two of the world’s biggest private equity firms, KKR and TPG, are potentially interested in Foster’s wine business, but they are not currently working on rival bids, sources told Reuters.  Earlier this week Foster’s rejected a $2.5 billion offer for its wine business as too cheap. *View article

The SEC is investigating investment advisory firms that channel investors’ money into hedge funds, the Wall Street Journal reported. *View WSJ article

The NYT’s Deal Professor blog takes a look at G3 Capital’s deal for Burger King. Apparently the investment firm wants its deal like Burger King’s customers want their meals, right now. *View NYT article

Did Oracle hire former HP CEO Mark Hurd because of his great management skills, or is there more to the story? A DailyFinance article looks into whether Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is after HP itself. *View DailyFinance article

Work hard at the market open and close and soak up the sun in the middle of the day. Is this a recipe for success? The WSJ profiles some traders who skip most of the day. *View WSJ article

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