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The tech initial public offering (IPO) hype machine has once again whirred to life on news that Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China’s largest music-streaming company, could be looking to assemble an underwriting team in the coming months and ready an IPO...
Weighing The Odds Of A “Glentinto”

Whether Glencore makes another run at Rio Tinto after its $160 bn informal bid was rejected a couple of months ago may depend, to a large extent, on the state of the global economy. A lot could change in six months,...
Jimmy Choo IPO: If The Shoe Fits, List It!

With Jimmy Choo now a publicly-traded company, we recap how this luxury footwear brand came to be such a global phenomenon. It's humble beginnings may surprise you.

With 185 IPOs already announced, 2014 in on track to become another record-breaking year. Here's a look back at some of the biggest IPOs of 2014, and what's still to come!
"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.
Standoff from "e Good, the Bad and the Ugly" starring Clint Eastwood

Ideally, an initial public offering marks the beginning of expanding earnings for a company. It’s often referred to as “The Exit,” separating start-ups from a mature company. But not every story has a happy ending, or at least not yet. The Good...
Banking Bonuses of 2013

How did U.S. bank bonuses fare in 2013? And how do they compare to compensation rates in the U.K., private equity and hedge funds? Firmex compares the data in the following Infographic.

In my review of countless pitch books from M&A advisors and investment bankers, I've compiled a list of common mistakes and tips for crafting the perfect pitch book.

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley Facebook has a problem. It is a great company with terrific brand recognition and a product that people love to use - but the market...