Global Mergers and Acquisitions

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M&A still overwhelmingly a man's game

NEW YORK - At nearly every private equity, M&A or investment banking conference one thing remains constant -- the majority of speakers in crisp gray suits sitting up on stage are men.

Banks keen to lend, but buyouts elusive

NEW YORK/LONDON - Banks are increasingly aggressive about providing capital for leveraged buyouts and refinancings, but despite the availability of credit, large leveraged buyouts remain elusive.

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Private equity calls big investors in for deals

LONDON/NEW YORK - Private equity firms are turning to deep-pocketed sovereign wealth and pension funds as they chase bigger deals, avoiding the often uneasy partnerships with rivals that marked boom-time deals.

Compensation seen rising among bankers: poll

NEW YORK - Bankers from North America to Europe expect their bonuses to rise 10 percent or more this year despite regulators' efforts to curb financial sector compensation in the wake of the 2008 industry bailouts.

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Buffett aide Sokol breached ethics: poll

NEW YORK - Wall Street dealmakers have spoken: Warren Buffett's former aide David Sokol violated ethics.

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Greed and technology tempt insider trading culprits

NEW YORK - Rooting out one dishonest investment banker amongst the hundreds who sign confidentiality agreements for a merger is virtually impossible despite the checks and balances banks put in place.

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Australian setback unlikely to spell end of Asia bourse mergers

HONG KONG - Stock exchanges in Asia will explore ways to consolidate as it is key to their survival, though full-blown mergers would need to be structured in a way that allays the concerns of nationalistic governments in the region, dealmakers said.

Australia threw down "gauntlet" in bourse M&A

NEW YORK - The nationalistic fervor that threatens to kill takeovers of some of the world's top stock exchanges is expected given the history and pride involved, top M&A bankers said on Wednesday, with one saying Australia's strong resistance "has thrown down the gauntlet."

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U.S. property M&A to be active, IPOs not so much

NEW YORK - U.S. real estate merger and acquisition activity has rebounded strongly this year and is likely to keep percolating, investment bankers at the Reuters Global Mergers and Acquisition Summit said on Wednesday.

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U.S. banks may eye payouts over deals for now

NEW YORK - Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of willing sellers may lead some U.S. banks to return capital to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends instead of gobbling up rivals -- for now.

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GM IPO bodes well for new auto equity offerings

NEW YORK - The blockbuster initial public offering of General Motors Co has refueled investors' appetite for the long-ignored auto sector and bodes well for other sector companies expected to tap the public market after sweeping restructurings.

Speakers

Summit Date Category
Aerospace and Defense 2014 Sep 8 - 11 Aerospace/Defense
Russia Investment 2014 Sep 22 - 24 Financial Services/Exchanges
Eastern Europe Investment 2014 Sep 29 - Oct 1 Financial Services / Exchanges
Global Climate Change 2014 Oct 13 - 16 Energy
Middle East Investment 2014 Oct 20 - 23 Financial Services/Exchanges
China 2014 Oct 27 - 29 Financial Services / Exchanges
Global Commodities and Resources 2014 Nov 3 - 5 Financial Services/Exchanges
Global Investment Outlook 2014 Nov 17 - 20 Financial Services/Exchanges

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