Thursday, January 2, 2014

Deals of the Year for 2013

Deal activity was much higher this year than last, but not at the pace we expected.  See Joe's recent post 'Something is happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.'  Still, the years is over and we can look back at the highlights.

Investor Place gives a nice tally of the ten biggest deals of the year.  There's an interesting set of stories here, from bankruptcy and regulatory issues (US Air/American Airlines),  private equity (Silverlake and Dell)  Warren Buffett (H. J. Heinz), industry consolidations (Publicis Groupe/Omnicom Group and Applied Materials/Tokyo Electron) and size - the third largest transaction of all time (Verizon and Vodaphone).  See the complete list and more detail here.

All the best,


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