• News

    Frank Quattrone Probably Didn’t Want Everyone To See This Particular Pitchbook

    People who have real jobs are sometimes surprised to learn how much of investment banking consists of hopeless pitching. Your team puts together a forty-page slide deck with sixty pages of appendices, proofreads it repeatedly, updates numbers every day for two weeks, and prints a dozen glossy spiral-bound copies. Then you lug them halfway across […]

    / Sep 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM
  • Banks, M&A

    Barclays Will Have To Hire A Helper Next Time It Plans To Maybe Hose A Sell-Side Client

    A while back Del Monte Foods agreed to be bought by KKR, with Barclays advising Del Monte on the merger. After the deal was announced, Barclays ran a go-shop period for Del Monte, which found no better bidders. The thing about that was that Barclays was providing KKR’s financing for the deal – and that […]

    / Sep 14, 2011 at 6:25 PM
  • News

    Cerberus Doesn’t Want To Have To Tell Innkeepers What It Did Wrong, It Wants Innkeepers To Know What It Did Wrong

    The cheery infernal canines at Cerberus Capital Management have been pretty consistent in saying that (1) they’d rather not close on their deal to buy Innkeepers out of bankruptcy, (2) it’s because there’s been a material adverse effect, and (3) no, thanks, they’d rather not tell anyone what that MAE was. And in “anyone” they’re […]

    / Sep 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM
  • News

    Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Tax on M&A Is Now Progressive

    Everyone knows that a public company merger is a feeding frenzy for service providers. When you’re writing a multi-billion dollar check for a transformative acquisition, you’re not so worried about a million in fees here and there. So bankers make a lot, lawyers make a bit less, and printers and accountants and proxy solicitors and […]

    / Jul 19, 2011 at 4:28 PM
  • News

    JPMorgan Hires Lawyer To Co-Head M&A

    James Woolery, a partner at Cravath, has been named co-head of North American mergers and acquisitions, alongside Chris Ventresca. [Bloomberg]

    / Jan 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM
  • Goldman Sachs

    Worst Quarter In Years For Goldman?

    The Wall Street Journal’s influential Heard on The Street column calls Goldman Sachs “pricey compared with other Wall Street securities firms” and predicts After that Goldman’s long run of climbing earnings may be coming to and end. The M&A slow down, so carefully documented in our weekly M&A wrap-up, should hurt revenues from fees while […]

    / Feb 25, 2008 at 8:51 AM

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