A Dedicated M&A Team May Be Worth It
A new academic study finds that specialized M&A staffs help acquirers identify targets that have higher synergies.
SmartRent Going Public in SPAC Deal
The merger with Fifth Wall Acquisition values the smart home technology company at $2.2 billion.
Ally Financial’s Takeover of CardWorks Called Off
The companies agreed to terminate the $2.7 billion deal, citing the "unprecedented" impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sprint Loses More Postpaid Phone Customers
"The company's long-gestating merger with T-Mobile continued to hang over every aspect" of Sprint's Q3 results.
Sprint Loss Widens Amid Drop in Phone Subscribers
The company's second-quarter results "underline how badly Sprint needs a merger with T-Mobile.”
Not All CFOs Can Handle M&A
Numerous CFOs are excellent in their normal roles but may not have the necessary expertise to see a deal through to completion.
CBS, Viacom to Reunite After 13 Years Apart
The reunification of Sumner Redstone's media empire will create "a world-class, multiplatform media organization," his daughter says.
Piper Jaffray to Buy Sandler Boutique for $485M
The merger of the two investment banks puts them on "a stronger footing to compete for midmarket merger and acquisition assignments."
Barrick Gold Proposes Merger With Newmont
The company said a deal would unlock synergies worth $7 billion.
BB&T to Buy SunTrust to Create No. 6 U.S. Bank
The $28 billion deal will provide “the scale needed to compete and win in the rapidly evolving world of financial services," BB&T says.
Big-Data Rivals Cloudera, Hortonworks to Merge
The merger of equals would combine Hadoop software developers with complementary strengths in data storage, advanced analytics, and data management.