Unstructured Finance

Deals wrap: News Corp in play?

July 19, 2011

Reuters’ blogger Felix Salmon asks the question: “Could News Corp end up in play?

Deals wrap: BSkyB deal unravels

July 13, 2011

News Corp will withdraw its bid for British broadcaster BSkyB, the company said. Breakingviews columnist Chris Hughes writes James Murdoch should stage his own tactical retreat and resign from News Corporation.

Deals wrap: J&J’s $21.6 billion orthopedic buy

April 27, 2011

A general view shows Swiss medical devices maker Synthes' headquarters in Oberdorf, April 25, 2011. Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Deals wrap: AES powers up in U.S. midwest

April 20, 2011

An electric tower is shown in this file photo. REUTERS/Francesco SpotornoMore consolidation is on the way in the power industry as global power provider AES is buying smaller Ohio-based rival DPL for $3.5 billion. The acquisition will help the company beef up its regulated power business that tends to provide steady returns even during tough market conditions.

Deals wrap: A status update from Twitter

March 3, 2011

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone attends the "World Economy and Future Forum" hosted by broadcaster MBN in Seoul March 3, 2011. Stone denied a report that Twitter was in talks to sell a $450 million stake of the company to a JP Morgan fund, reiterating that it was committed to remaining independent.   REUTERS/Lee Jae-WonCross Twitter off your IPO watch-list, at least for now. Co-founder Biz Stone told Reuters in an exclusive interview that the social networking service has no plans to go public or raise funds any time in the immediate future, saying his company is making enough money on its own at the moment.

Deals wrap: Frothy results and scandal

February 1, 2011

A Sky News broadcast is shown on television screens in an electrical store in Edinburgh Scotland January 27, 2011.  REUTERS/David MoirNews Corp may have to raise its BSkyB bid as much as 20 percent as its 7-month-old offer gets tied down in a phone-hacking scandal that may undermine the deal. The deal will likely overshadow the company’s quarterly earnings, which are due after the market closes on Wednesday.

Deals wrap: Racking up the deals

January 27, 2011

Vehicles drive on flyovers during the evening rush hour in central Shanghai December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song There’s a new swagger among the bosses of emerging market companies as they sign checks for a growing list of acquisitions in both the developed and developing world. And this is just the start.

Deals wrap: Looking forward to 2011′s IPOs?

January 26, 2011

A Wall St. sign is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange September 30, 2008.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Nielsen’s IPO raised more than expected and could set the tone for a rush of big private equity-backed IPOs anticipated in 2011.

Deals wrap: Who’s eying Yahoo?

October 14, 2010

The headquarters of Yahoo Inc. is pictured in Sunnyvale, California, May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Yahoo shares surged after sources said private equity firms have approached News Corp and AOL to gauge interest in a buyout deal. *View article *View WSJ blog asking if a deal would make sense *NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin writes: “A deal is not happening anytime soon.”