M & A wrap: D.Boerse/NYSE deal trouble

October 4, 2011

European Union regulators will formally object to the proposed merger of Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext this week, two sources with knowledge of the case said, which may force the companies to offer concessions to ease competition concerns.

Private equity firms see only limited scope to invest in Europe’s under-capitalized banks, as they could run the risk of losing their shirts and face political resistance.

Europe’s food and consumer goods groups are on the verge of a new wave on acquisition activity as they exploit exposure to emerging markets to protect themselves from the looming downturn.

The NYT does a back-of-the-envelope valuation of Yahoo’s parts.

Here’s a third-quarter review of the global investment banking sector in PDF format.

For your morning distraction, The Reformed Broker’s  spooky economic blog may give you chills, seriously.

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