Deal Toy Ideas for Spin-Off “Mania”

October 9, 2014 by David Parry

Spin-off transactions make for interesting deal toy possibilities---as well as some pitfalls. “Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Barnes & Noble---the rash of spinoff announcements this year has been dizzying”. The CNBC report quoted here goes on to...

The Lucite That Marks The “Most Profitable Deal in History”

September 16, 2014 by David Parry

Deal toy recognizes Blackstone’s foresight, tenacity---and ultimate success---in the purchase of Hilton Hotels Blackstone’s $26 billion buyout of Hilton Hotels in 2007, a deal just pronounced the most profitable in history by Bloomberg...

“Help! The Lucites in My Order All Look Different”

March 21, 2014 by David Parry

Lucites in your deal toy order will vary. That’s just the nature of the Lucite production process; but where and how your Lucites vary is the real issue. “I’m here in our conference room with my colleagues…” Unscheduled calls...

I Screwed Up Germany’s Largest IPO

March 4, 2014 by David Parry

Mea culpa… Or, in this case, mea culpa, Terra Firma…. …and J.P. Morgan…and UBS…and most of all, to both Teléfonica Deutschland and Deutsche Annington. In a recent blog post, we—more specifically, I—mistakenly referred to the...

Twitter Adds Another Deal Toy to its Timeline

February 7, 2014 by David Parry

Custom deal toy celebrates Twitter’s November, 2013 IPO Just seven years separate these two tweets. Since Jack Dorsey sent the inaugural tweet above on March 21, 2006, among other things, Twitter has, developed a global user base of...

Featured Deal Toy: Germany’s Largest Residential Real Estate Company

January 10, 2014 by David Parry

In her determination to accommodate her client’s design wishes, Jane Whitaker had hit a brick wall—literally. The banker had reached out to The Corporate Presence’s London office for a deal toy design for a landmark European real estate...

Featured Deal Toy: Southeast Asia’s Landmark Retail Transaction

October 4, 2013 by David Parry

Southeast Asia’s Landmark Retail Transaction The Hong Kong office of The Corporate Presence recently helped commemorate what has become widely viewed as a watershed transaction, for both Indonesia, as well as the entire Southeast Asia...

Featured Deal Toy: The Facebook IPO

September 19, 2013 by David Parry

The Facebook IPO For our inaugural installment of “Featured Deal Toy,” we have chosen a transaction that, among other things, did not actually occur this month. Or even last month, for that matter. In fact, it didn’t even take place...

The One Thing You Should Never Bring to a Closing Dinner (and What You Should Bring Instead)

August 26, 2013 by David Parry

Related: Closing Dinner Deal Toys: 5 Ways to Avoid Disaster 7  Ways to Streamline the Deal Toy Process offers this bit of seemingly self-evident, but often neglected advice, and it’s more applicable here than just about anytime...