Unstructured Finance

M & A wrap: Can Facebook live up to the hype?

February 1, 2012

As Facebook is expected to submit paperwork to regulators for its initial public offering, Reuters Social Media Editor, Anthony De Rosa, uncovers three problems standing in the way of Facebook’s future growth.

Deals wrap: Cooling off on IPOs

June 16, 2011

Samsonite, the world’s biggest luggage maker, dropped 7.7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut on Thursday, underscoring tepid investor appetite for initial public offerings as global markets struggle.

DealZone Daily

April 13, 2010

Cerberus Capital Management said it would buy defense contractor DynCorp International for about $1 billion in cash in one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of a publicly traded US company since the global financial crisis.  Read the Reuters story here.

DealZone Daily

April 12, 2010

Britain’s ruling Labour government would seek to extend its powers to scrutinise foreign takeovers of UK companies if it wins an election on May 6, a party source told Reuters on Sunday.  The source played down a BBC report that the plan would amount to a “Cadbury’s Law”, to protect UK companies against hostile takeovers .

DealZone Daily

March 29, 2010

Monday’s top stories:

* Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, China’s largest private-run car maker, agrees to buy Ford Motor’s Volvo car unit for $1.8 billion, the country’s biggest overseas auto purchase. (See how the two carmakers stack up here, and read a profile of Geely founder Li Shufu here.)

DealZone Daily

March 25, 2010

The Dubai government unveiled plans to recapitalise its indebted Dubai World flagship and repay Nakheel bonds in full, injecting what it said was $9.5 billion in new funding, but without new aid from Abu Dhabi. Read the Reuters story here.

DealZone Daily

March 15, 2010

Arrow Energy says discussions with Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina over their $3 billion joint takeover offer for the Australian group are continuing. That is despite a story in the Australian Financial Review that says Arrow is set to reject the bid as too low. Read the Reuters story here.

Keeping Score: South Korean IPOs and MetLife record

March 12, 2010

An overview of the week in M&A, capital markets and syndicated loans — with league tables, up-to-date industry and country trends, as well as top transactions for the past week — from the Deals Intelligence team at Thomson Reuters:

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.