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  • Failed But Not Forgotten: The Sequenom Tax

    Despite failing in its hostile bid to acquire EXACT Sciences, the proposed Sequenom takeover yielded a tax strategy that would have shielded shareholders from paying taxes on gains. February 19, 2009

  • Deals: A Week of Health and Energy

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Feb. 15, power-related companies and firms with medical connections account for most transactions. But none tops $1 billion. February 17, 2009

  • Using IFRS, Daimler Pins Loss on Chrysler

    Meanwhile, Chrysler plans to report in U.S. GAAP. February 17, 2009

  • To Make Investors Happy, Hire a Woman as CFO?

    New research suggests that certain actions by companies create more shareholder value when a woman, not a man, is at the finance helm. February 9, 2009

  • Buying Time

    Will swallowing Wyeth cure Pfizer? February 4, 2009

  • Citi's Amazing Smith Barney Gain

    Citi's recorded gain from the Morgan Stanley joint venture deal is more than double its cash outlay thanks to a new accounting rule. February 3, 2009

  • Deals: High on Drugs

    In our M&A roundup for the final week of January, two huge drug company acquisitions pep up merger activity in an otherwise dreary month. February 3, 2009

  • The Big Owe

    Rio Tinto's hefty debts have pushed it to seek investment from China. February 3, 2009

  • Here Comes the Sun

    Inventive and opportunistic M&A may get more opportunities in turbulent times, but CFOs should prepare for questioning from an investor community wary of surprises. February 2, 2009

  • Forced to the Altar

    This year's big deals could transform their industries. February 2, 2009

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