Corporate Finance: M&A

EMERGING MARKETS M&A; RISES SHARPLY   By Gordon Platt   Mergers and acquisitions involving companies in emerging markets more than doubled in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching $183 billion, according to ...

Corporate Finance: M&A

BANKRUPT MALL OPERATOR WEIGHS OFFERS   By Gordon Platt   Simon Property Group, the largest US mall operator, is seeking to take over rival General Growth Properties and take it out of bankruptcy. The battle of the mall operators has ...

Corporate Finance: Corporate Debt

HIGH-YIELD DEFAULT RATE COMING DOWN   By Gordon Platt   The high-yield bond spread over US treasury securities is narrowing in anticipation of a steep decline in the default rate for below-investment-grade companies.   Once the corporate sector is capable ...