Archive for the ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ Category

M and A After Deals Fail

June 3, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Two ambitious merger & acquisition attempts (more…)

More Regulation; Fewer Firms

March 20, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Financial crises almost invariably (more…)

Risk-On Boosts Event Investing

March 12, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Betting on corporate mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies and (more…)

Event Investing amid Washington Uncertainty

October 7, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

The federal government shutdown and looming debt ceiling (more…)

Rwanda as Bellwether

May 9, 2013

Chidem Kurdas
Two weeks ago investors placed $3 billion (more…)

Caxton Bets on Airline Merger

March 7, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

Will the savings from the proposed merger of US Airways with American Airlines be enough to significantly lift profits? New Caxton chief (more…)

AQR on Acquisition Spree

February 14, 2013

AQR Capital, a behemoth with $70.7 billion (more…)

Shipping Races Against Time

September 26, 2011

Global slowdown is another blow to  shipping, still suffering from the downturn caused by the Great Recession. On the other hand, investors are attracted by low prices and see opportunities in the industry’s expected consolidation. Some hedge funds look to get into deals while others seek distressed assets.

Analysts discussed the prospects at a Capital Link Forum (more…)


Cerberus Chief Gets Grifols Stock

August 23, 2011

Having sold an interest in Talecris Biotherapeutics to Grifols SA, a Spanish company with worldwide biopharmaceutical and other medical businesses, Cerberus Capital (more…)

Closed Centaurus Fund’s Upside

March 30, 2011

In the middle of the financial meltdown in December 2008, Centaurus Alpha Fund went down like so many other funds. Investors rejected the management’s lockup proposal and so the firm decided to close the fund. Selling the assets in the portfolio and returning the money to investors took years. Meanwhile, of course, markets recovered.  (more…)