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Last month, Bloomberg reported that the company that makes Havaianas flip flops may end up for sale by its parent company J&F Investimentos SA. Their major shareholders are at the heart of a bribery scandal and the company is running the...
Meeting Clients in Style

The Sartorial Dealmaker is a new series devoted to business fashion and etiquette. In this monthly feature, we’ll offer style advice for business professionals, both men and women, as well as tips on business etiquette to help you make the right...
Energy M&A in 2017

North America’s energy sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity firms, a decline in foreign buyers, and an IPO market in the midst of a rebound, according to Surging Ahead: Energy M&A in 2017, a new report prepared by Firmex...

As recently noted in a Wall Street Journal article, some private equity (PE) firms have begun partnering with pharmaceutical companies, though in a manner far from traditional. Instead of buying nascent fledgling biotech firms outright, these PE companies have begun providing...

When Yahoo came clean on its back-to-back data breaches last year, Verizon had some soul-searching to do: Would it toss its hands up and walk away from the $4.83 billion deal, blow half a year studying the financial impact of the...

Information about M&A advisory fees can be surprisingly difficult to track down. The lack of transparency makes it tough for M&A professionals to assess their own fees relative to their peers or learn about different types of fee structures they might...