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 ...

Corporate Finance Focus: M&A

By Gordon Platt   Sovereign wealth funds could play a big supporting role as global mergers and acquisitions try to get back on track following a dramatic slowdown in M&A; activity during the credit crisis and global recession. While they ...