Unstructured Finance

M & A wrap: The man at war with Olympus

November 1, 2011

Michael Woodford asked too many questions. That’s the reason the 51-year-old Englishman gives for why he lost his job as the first-ever foreign-born CEO at Japanese camera maker Olympus a mere two weeks after he was given the role in early October.

Deals wrap: Valuing Groupon

August 10, 2011

Groupon trimmed marketing costs in the second-quarter but its loss more than doubled as it hired new employees, the Internet daily deals company said in an update filing for its IPO.

Deals wrap: Splitting Kraft

August 4, 2011

Kraft said it would split itself into two listed companies, a global snacks business and a North American grocery business, and raised its full-year outlook on better-than-expected quarterly results.

Deals wrap: Groupon, LivingSocial in buying frenzy

July 28, 2011

Group buying sites Groupon and LivingSocial are both in the process of launching multi-billion dollar IPOs, but as Deal Journal reports, the companies are also “plowing full steam ahead with deal making.”

Deals wrap: SABMiller ready for another round?

June 21, 2011

SAB Miller said it would keep talking to Foster’s Group after Australia’s largest brewer rejected the global giant’s $10.1 billion cash takeover offer as too low.

Deals wrap: Copycats sure to follow LinkedIn

May 20, 2011

A day after LinkedIn’s shares more than doubled in their public trading debut, analysts are scrambling to explain why the stock exploded and figure out what happens next.

Deals wrap: Glencore debuts while markets await LinkedIn

May 19, 2011

Commodities trader Glencore made a steady market debut with shares trading just above the widely expected launch price of 530 pence, giving it solid currency for potential acquisitions.

Deals wrap: LinkedIn boosts IPO, pushes more air into bubble

May 17, 2011

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, boosted the pricing of its initial public offering by 30 percent valuing the 9-year old company at a little over $4 billion, or about 17 times their 2010 revenue.

Deals wrap: The value of Groupon

April 15, 2011

An online coupon sent via email from Groupon is pictured on a laptop screen November 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Fred Prouser Groupon is likely to pick Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead a second-half initial public offering that could value the fast-growing daily deals site at $15 billion to $20 billion, according to a source.

Deals wrap: eBay’s $2.4 billion GSI buy

March 28, 2011

Visitors chat next to the Ebay logo at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz EBay said it plans to buy e-commerce company GSI Commerce, which owns Web businesses such as the flash site Rue La La and ShopRunner, for $2.4 billion. Ebay said it will offer shareholders of GSI $29.25 per share, a 51 percent premium over its closing price on Friday.