Summit Notebook

from DealZone:

Markdown poster child: I’d do it again

June 2, 2010

With the luxury of hindsight, Saks Chief Executive Stephen Sadove said he wouldn't hesitate to repeat the big markdowns of the 2008 holiday season if faced with the same tough environment that made the retailer the poster child of recessionary sales.

How Leo DiCaprio started a car company

November 6, 2009

Henrik Fisker, the storied car designer who has shaped Aston Martins, Fords and BMWs, told the Reuters Autos Summit this week that he now wants a starring role in the green revolution.

from DealZone:

Wealthy clients ask about Facebook relationships for kids

October 8, 2009

Northern Trust has thought very carefully about how to communicate with its wealthy clients. In the U.S., it says it has people within a 45 minute drive of 50 percent of all of the millionaire households.

from DealZone:

Diamonds in the rough

October 1, 2009

Diamond pictureSomewhere out there are ailing companies in need of a turnaround specialist. These experts -- also known as company doctors -- parachute into troubled businesses to turn their business around.

Restructuring calls heat up

September 30, 2009

After a cool few months, the phones are heating up again for restructuring advisors. 

from MediaFile:

Tech execs, where would you put a million dollars?

May 22, 2009

Most top technology executives are used to juggling businesses worth hundred of millions of dollars, yen or euros. But this week at the Reuters Technology Summit, we asked: if we gave you $1 million to invest anywhere -- but not in your own company -- where would you spend it?

Nasdaq president to finance companies: come hither

May 12, 2009

A fertile planting ground for tech, biotech and even some energy offerings, Nasdaq OMX has historically struggled to lure listings in some other areas, notably financial services.

from DealZone:

Little orphan brandie

March 17, 2009

FOOD-SUMMIT/B&GB&G Foods Inc wants the small, orphan brands that no one else loves. 

"We have a laundry list and any number companies that we talk to on a regular basis," said B&G Chief Executive David Wenner. "We're buying all these things people don't want to run."

from DealZone:

Shane Kim’s crystal ball: videogame deals, new content

December 3, 2008

Microsoft's videogame chief Shane Kim came by our New York office this morning for the Reuters Media Summit and shared his thoughts on XBox 360 sales ("cautiously optimistic") and the outlook for the gaming industry amid the economic doom-and-gloom ("Who knows, maybe flat performance will be considered a remarkable achievement").