Unstructured Finance

UF’s Weekend Reads

March 10, 2012

Here is Sam Forgione’s suggested weekend reads. And a reminder to our UF readers in the US that daylight savings time begins on Sunday, so set those clocks forward 1 hour.

Deals wrap: Ghana oil fields targeted

October 22, 2010

China’s top offshore oil company CNOOC has made a joint $5 billion bid with Ghana National Petroleum Corp for Kosmos Energy’s assets, a source close to the deal told Reuters. Kosmos is prized for its stake in Jubilee, one of the largest oil discoveries in the world in recent years.

Deals wrap: Mulling a Whopper of a deal

September 1, 2010

A meal is pictured at a Burger King at a restaurant in Annandale, VA, August 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  Burger King,which has underperformed rivals and has forecast weak demand, is considering a sale, a source familiar with the situation said. One potentially interested party is 3i Group, a source told Reuters.  *View article

DealZone Daily

March 12, 2010

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc used accountancy gimmicks and had been insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, a court-appointed examiner has found. The good news is, but there was not extensive wrongdoing.  Read the Reuters story here.

It’s not just the leverage

January 5, 2010

If private equity is anything to go by, there is plenty of hope for hedge funds operating in the new, post-Lehman world of lower leverage.