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  • Losing Lehman

    Companies that had relied on Lehman Brothers for help with M&A have learned the value of contingency planning. November 3, 2008

  • The Hitmakers

    For some useful lessons on how to be more nimble, look no further than the video-game industry. November 1, 2008

  • Deals: A Peep from Private Equity

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Oct. 19, three of the five largest involve private buyers, as capital markets slump keeps cutting into overall transactions. October 20, 2008

  • Deals: Forget the Dropped Ones, and M&A Seems Strong

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Oct. 12, biopharma and tech take the lead, but the tally excludes a growing list of withdrawn offers. October 13, 2008

  • On the Defensive

    Defending against increasingly popular hostile takeover bids can be expensive, but the costs may be worth it if it nets a better deal. October 6, 2008

  • Deals: Creatures of the Credit Crisis

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Oct. 5, every transaction worth more than $1 billion involves a flailing financial firm. October 6, 2008

  • When Rights Go Wrong

    Recent banking rights issues show which parts of the process work — and which don’t. October 3, 2008

  • Hostiles Take Over

    More companies are under assault as unsolicited bids proliferate. October 1, 2008

  • Deals: Meltdown at Least Warms the Week's M&A

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Sept. 28, Berkshire Hathaway infusion into Goldman and the Chase purchase of WaMu assets give a boost to an otherwise tepid period. September 29, 2008

  • Deals: As Merrill Goes, So Goes the Week

    In our M&A roundup for the period ended Sept. 21, the Bull's sale to B of A shows up, but not AIG's arrangement with the Fed. September 22, 2008

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