The pursuit of a luxury hotel brand raises some intriguing questions for dealmakers
Familiarity between companies can make megadeals happen even in today’s depressed M&A market
How can US regulators encourage meaningful competition in the mobile telecoms sector?
Headline-grabbing big deals might suggest the market is on the road to recovery – but we should not jump to conclusions
With 96 per cent of big US deals challenged in court last year, no one wins – apart from the lawyers
Careful post-merger integration is vital if deals are to add value
Festivities from the Queen’s Jubilee to the Olympics cannot lift the gloom among dealmakers
In a US election year, some dealmakers claim President Obama has been bad for business. But do the allegations stand up?
M&A activity may be at a low ebb, but banks need to keep their talent sharp for when the tide turns
Despite M&A activity being at a low ebb, the open-minded UK is attracting increasing foreign interest
M&A has started slowly, but dealmaking could still take off
Happy new year! Or perhaps not so happy for the world’s dealmakers, who are experiencing the most subdued start to January for some eight years