mergers and acquisitions
Wacky Discount-Clothier Combo Talks Come Out Right After All
The deal manages to create solid value for both companies' shareholders, despite a comical series of bumps along the way.
Four Ways High Share Price Companies Can Boost Value
Most executives always think their share price should be higher, but coming to grips with high valuation can lead to productive strategic decisions.
Too Much Cash?
Corporate balance sheets are swelling with cash, reaching $1.8 trillion at the end of 2012. Many accuse companies of hoarding, but there’s more to the story.
When Your Big Customer Wants to Pay Late
Big businesses increasingly are making small suppliers wait longer to get paid. Here are seven strategies for pushing back.
Rare Career Path: CPA, JD, CFO
How an accountant's detour through law school led him to a dream job in finance.
What CEOs Want
Character counts. So do vision, trustworthiness, experience, and excellent personal chemistry with the CEO. Oh, and did we mention financial skills?
Mergers and Acquisitions: Sultans of Swap
Was last year a record for mergers? Did Maris's home-run mark fall?
Bell Atlantic Calling the Right Exchange
Bell Atlantic notes offer a blueprint for monetizing noncore assets without a pooling mess.
Nest Egg or Lemon?
If you're buying another company, make sure you look under the hood of its 401(k) plan.