European Deal Toy Highlights: See IPO’s New & Old

June 6, 2016 by David Parry

IPO's? Really? Actually, yes. The global downturn in offerings is hardly news; just as familiar are the factors---ranging from the Spanish elections to the EU referendum later this month---said to be inhibiting the European IPO...

Rush Deal Toys: 5 Very Quick Survival Tips

May 27, 2016 by David Parry

Ordering rush deal toys doesn't have to be an ordeal---assuming you act fast and follow some time-tested guidelines. Maybe you just forgot... Or maybe someone simply forgot to tell you. Or maybe the closing event just got scheduled---so...

European Deal Toy Highlights: Karlie Kloss, “Supercars” & More!

May 19, 2016 by David Parry

Our last collection of European deal toys represented deals ranging from British beers to Danish football to German service stations to Italian tires and French retailers. This collection is just as diverse. The tombstones shown here cover...

Celebrity Deal Toys: More Enduring Than Even Fame & Fortune!

March 30, 2016 by David Parry

The subject here is celebrity investors. And we will begin with the obligatory reference to... Ashton Kutcher. It was either him or Bono, and since Fortune just beat us to the punch with a cover profile of the philanthropist and Facebook...

European Deal Toys: Danish Football, Italian Tires & Much More!

March 11, 2016 by David Parry

Seen any good deal toys lately? As we noted in our last round-up of European deal toys, most bankers see surprisingly few—and even fewer outside their firm, office, and even their group. We’ve put together here another gallery...

IB Deals On Tap: Great Beer Industry Deal Toys

February 19, 2016 by David Parry

Zombie Dust…Kozy Yak…Surly Darkness…Viking’s Lament… These are just a few of the (characteristically) cryptic names of craft beers. But they could also conceivably be subjects of upcoming deals. 2015 saw 19 craft-beer deals...

Bagel Wars, Broncos, & Ex-M&A Bankers: What’s Become of These Deals 15 Years Later?

February 4, 2016 by David Parry

That place where the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos play—what’s it called again? Good question. For years the Denver Post refused to call it anything other than Mile High, even after that venue had been demolished and replaced, in...

Superhero/Villain Deal Toys: from Enchantress to Batman…to Batman’s Attorney

January 21, 2016 by David Parry

Batman…Superman…Wonder Woman…Captain America…Iron Man. For moviegoers everywhere, 2016 holds the promise of many things, including Truth, Justice…and the continued overuse of the word “iconic”. Scheduled for release on March...

Australia and New Zealand Deal Toys: A Gallery of Recent Highlights

January 8, 2016 by David Parry

Most bankers love looking at deal toys. Particularly those done by rival banks…and even if (maybe especially if) their firm lost out on the underlying deal itself. But as we noted in our November round-up of European deal toys, most...