Global Deals Review: Q1 2011

Emergency workers search through debris near the seaside in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Crises' impact on M&A short-term

This year is set to be a blockbuster for deals, exemplified by mega acquisitions such as T-Mobile USA or Genzyme, with turmoil in the Middle East and Japan causing just a temporary slowdown.  Full Article 

    A labourer arranges bananas at a wholesale fruit market in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

    Boutique firms see "pure advice" paying off

    Executives at boutique investment banks see an increasing number of clients wanting their advice after a Delaware ruling last month accused a large investment bank of conflicts of interest.  Full Article 

    A man and woman embrace outside the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. global headquarters, also known by its address as 200 West Street, in New York's lower Manhattan, July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Goldman slides to 10th spot in M&A rankings

    Wall Street's most powerful bank, Goldman Sachs Group, is making its worst showing in U.S. deal advisory rankings in more than two decades, sliding to 10th place in the first quarter of this year.  Full Article 

    The entrance to the Morgan Stanley headquarters is seen in New York, May 12, 2010. Picture taken May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    AT&T deal cements Morgan Stanley's lead

    AT&T Inc's blockbuster deal for T-Mobile USA cements Morgan Stanley's position as the top dog in adviser rankings and is the culmination of a year of work by its telecoms team.  Full Article 

    A laborer searches for usable coal at a cinder dump site on the outskirts of Changzhi, Shanxi province October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

    Solid start to 2011 Asia M&A

    Deal-making in Asia got off to a strong start in 2011, with cashed-up companies tapping investment opportunities in sectors from energy to industrials, and bankers say the transaction pipeline for the rest of the year looks healthy.  Full Article 

    Cashiers from Indonesia's Matahari retail department store waiting for customers in Jakarta February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Supri

    Asia private equity off to good start

    Private equity deals in Asia got off to a steady start in 2011, as buyout funds provided capital to companies in rapidly growing China and India, and some analysts say competition is pushing up valuation in some Asian countries.  Full Article 

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    Is U.S. economic patriotism hurting?

    Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

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