Authors Posts by Debbie Stephenson

Debbie Stephenson


2014 is shaping up to be an amazing year for M&A, with worldwide deal activity up 73% over H1 2013. Technology, healthcare, and telecommunications have all been hot, with some controversial deals along the way. Here are the best deal making quotes of 2014 (so far).
Trends In Deal Making – Webinar Recap

In H1 2014, worldwide M&A activity was up 73% compared to the same period in 2013, and cross-border M&A doubled. Here's some highlights from Thomson Reuter's latest Trends in Deal Making webinar.
"Stewardess" Richard Branson Serves Passengers On AirAsia Flight

M&A is a stressful business that needs to be relieved in some way. You'll be surprised to learn what some billionaire dealmakers choose to do in their spare time.
When Did Athletes Start Getting Rich?

When it comes to sports, it pays to be at the top of your game, but professional athletes weren't always paid well. See what historical events changed everything.

Gareth Bale's €100m transfer to Real Madrid was labelled the “craziest deal in the history of football,” but a closer look at the ROI of top football players suggests that it might not be so crazy after all.

Since the early ‘90s, the football industry has seen a sharp rise in player transfer fees. Here are the 10 biggest of all time.

Once dubbed “the people’s game,” football, soccer, or whatever else you want to call it, has transformed into a billion-dollar business. See how much player transfer fees have risen over the last 120 years.

From an early age, Warren Buffett was destined for success. However, it didn't come without a few hard lessons. Firmex brings together a collection of Warren Buffett's greatest hits & misses.
How Secure Is Your Document Sharing Provider?

Last week it was reported that Dropbox had experienced yet another security breach, this time inadvertently exposing files through publicly shared links. The same issue also impacted Box users. Dropbox, Box and many other cloud hosting services often give users the option...
Industry Overhaul for Investment Banking Analysts

Following the death of 21-year-old Moritz Erhardt, the investment banking analyst who died last year nearing the end of a gruelling 7-week summer internship, banks are working to reform their policies related to the commonly exhaustive working habits of their employees. The...