Unstructured Finance

Bad data?

December 3, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

The jobs situation is still pretty bad in the U.S. and the nation has a long way to go to make up for the millions of jobs lost during the financial crisis. But today’s job’s report and recent revisions point out that maybe things aren’t as bad as everyone feared just a few months ago.

Keeping score: IPO filings, U.S. debt, Porsche

August 21, 2009

Highlights from this week’s Thomson Reuters Investment Banking Scorecard:

·Nine Consecutive Weeks of IPO Filings in the US
Since late June, 32 Companies have filed to go public on US stock exchanges, marking nine consecutive weeks of IPO filings and the longest streak in over a year.  Notable names include Hyatt Hotels, Dole Foods, Dollar General and Ancestry.com.

Keeping score: JPMorgan leads the mid-market

August 11, 2009

Thomson Reuters data for July show the so-called “mid-market”, of deals below $500 million, has come off slightly compared to the month before, and steeply compared to the same month a year ago.

Keeping score: Sukuk pickup, blank-cheque M&A

August 7, 2009

Highlights from this week’s Thomson Reuters Investment Banking Scorecard:

“Islamic Financing Reaches $10.9 billion

“Malaysia state oil company Petronas lifted the volume of Islamic financing for year-to-date 2009 with a $1.5 billion sukuk offering that was part of a $4.5 billion global financing package via CIMB Securities, Citi and Morgan Stanley. Year-to-date, Islamic financing volume has reached $10.9 billion, a 30% decline from last year at this time when new offerings totaled $15.7 billion.

A little more conversation, a little more action?

July 31, 2009

It would be hard to describe July as a banner month for mergers and acquisitions.

Keeping score: big-ticket M&A drought, bond bonanza

July 31, 2009

Highlights and low points — syndicated loans, for example, at their lowest since 1993 — from the July Thomson Reuters Investment Banking Snapshots:

Keeping score: signs of life in the mid-market

July 13, 2009

The so-called “mid-market”, of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) valued at less than $500 million, is showing tentative signs of life.

Keeping score: bankruptcy boom

July 10, 2009

The Thomson Reuters Investment Banking scorecard lands again. Here are the highlights:

Bidding war for Data Domain likely to surge on

July 7, 2009

datastorageEMC on Monday increased its offer for Data Domain by 12 percent to $33.50 a share, valuing the specialty storage maker at $2.4 billion and raising stakes in a bidding war against rival NetApp.

Keeping score: Rio, real estate, rising rates

June 12, 2009

This week’s Thomson Reuters “Investment Banking Scorecard” is out. Here are the highlights: