Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    “She needs cold and flu medicine, YESTERDAY”

    I have always been amused at the amazingly dense attempts by FedEx competitors to emulate the pure genius that is the essence of modern speed and efficiency. Or, it could just be that I love the old Federal Express commercials. So, the news that DHL is planning to put a bunch of locations in Walgreens […]

    / Jan 9, 2008 at 11:53 AM
  • Blackstone, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Crab Hands Jr. Is Off The Market

    Stephen and Ellen Schwarzman’s son, Edward “Teddy” Schwarzman, was married off Saturday evening to Ellen Maria Zajac, daughter of Ellen and John Zajac. (Ellen DeGeneres performed a couple of sets during cocktail hour and just before the cutting of the cake, and Ellen Barkin sat at table 19. Over dinner, someone mentioned something about Teddy […]

    / Nov 12, 2007 at 5:54 PM
  • Chicago, Exchanges, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Exchange Love Triangle: Chicago Exchanges to Merge

    Chicago Board of Trade shareholders accepted an $11.8bn merger proposal from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange yesterday, ending nine months of negotiations and an unremitting rival bid from IntercontinentalExchange. The results of yesterday’s shareholder vote, which will create the world’s largest futures exchange, were announced simultaneously by CBOT and CME last night. CME Group will come […]

    / Jul 10, 2007 at 12:56 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    That’s Mrs. DealBook, To You

    We interrupt our sporadically occurring wedding ratings game feature, Mergers and Acquisitions (wherein we callously and unjustifiably assign a random “market value” to complete strangers by virtue of the fact that they work work in the finance industry), to bring you some joyous espousal news about one of yours and our faves: Mr. Andrew Ross […]

    / Jun 11, 2007 at 8:03 AM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    I have the, slightly more, power!

    Jonathan Gundy left a top position at Morgan Stanley’s power group for a top position at Merrill Lynch’s power group where he will presumably have, more power. Gundy spent the last 16 years at Morgan Stanley accumulating mo’ power (and mo’ problems, apparently). Has anyone ever felt guilty for leaving an investment bank? One of […]

    / Jun 7, 2007 at 10:37 AM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    You got PolyServed

    As part of DealBreaker’s look into the most high profile Mergers & Acquisitions of prominent or aspiring businesspeople, we present the latest installment of 02138’s “Loves” section (with at least 50% more cheese than the New York Times wedding section). Here is the following account of the Melanie Thernstrom (AB ’86) and Michael Callahan (AB […]

    / Jun 5, 2007 at 1:06 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    M&A: Bleeders and Breeders

    A well-known financier—cough, Lloyd Blankfein, cough—once said, “The Sunday Styles’ ‘Weddings and Celebrations’ section exists solely to make people feel bad about themselves. If you’re unwed—it’s a reminder that you probably never will be; for the single women, it reinforces the fact that they will die alone, save for their cats and the indelible crows […]

    / Apr 16, 2007 at 5:03 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    A well-known financier—cough, Lloyd Blankfein, cough—once said, “The Sunday Styles’ ‘Weddings and Celebrations’ section exists solely to make people feel bad about themselves. If you’re unwed—it’s a reminder that you probably never will be; for the single women, it reinforces the fact that they will die alone, save for their cats and the indelible crows […]

    / Apr 3, 2007 at 3:42 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    The Big Rip Off

    A well-known financier—cough, Lloyd Blankfein, cough—once said, “The Sunday Styles’ ‘Weddings and Celebrations’ section exists solely to make people feel bad about themselves. If you’re unwed—it’s a reminder that you probably never will be; for the single women, it reinforces the fact that they will die alone, save for their cats and the indelible crows […]

    / Mar 26, 2007 at 5:10 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Time, Inc

    Time Crunch At Time, Inc.

    We hear that Time, Inc. is feeling crunched for time in its attempt to get a few magazine deals signed up by year end. In September, Time announced plans to sell several titles. Our source tells us that Time has been meeting with prospective buyers this week and will continue meetings next week. But, the […]

    / Nov 10, 2006 at 11:32 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Merrill Lynch

    Behind the Mittal Takeover of Arcelor: A Brother’s War?

    Underneath the financial maneuvers and corporate wrangling in Lakshmi Mittal’s bid to have his Mittal Steel purchase Arcelor, the world’s second-biggest steelmaker, a smaller, more human and perhaps almost biblical battle between two brothers. Michael Zaoui and his younger brother Yoel are both successful investment bankers who lead the European investment banking divisions of different […]

    / Jun 27, 2006 at 9:57 AM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Anadarko Scores Kerr-McGee and Western Gas

    The big deal announced Friday morning: Oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is picking up Kerr-McGee Corp. and Western Gas Resources Inc. The cash-and-carry deals total to $21.1 billion, and include rihts to expand into the Gulf of Mexico and the Rocky Mountains regions. Also, you get to really, really annoy the environmentalists. Anadarko […]

    / Jun 23, 2006 at 9:07 AM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Goldman Airport Bid Shot Down

    BAA, the largest airport owner in the world, shot down a bid from a team headed up by Goldman Sach, opting instead to accept a $19.3 billion offer from the Spanish company Grupo Ferrovial. The Goldman led group has ten days to submit a new bid. A key difference between the bids, which both offer […]

    / Jun 6, 2006 at 2:22 PM
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    SWF Seeks Merger Specialist

    As we’ve mentioned before, we occasionally plug “banker” in the search box on Craigslist just to see if anything interesting comes up. Generally, results fall in one of two categories: “randy banker seeks young hot thing for no-strings relationship, willing to pay” or “young hot thing seeks randy banker to finance exorbitant lifestyle, willing to […]

    / May 19, 2006 at 10:45 AM

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