Japanese media company Nikkei agrees to buy the FT as Pearson focuses on education business. The deal excludes Pearson’s 50% stake in The Economist Group.
But with China IPO exits blocked, a slowdown in private placements likely and take-privates on hold, private capital may spring primarily from strategic investors.
Activist fund Elliott loses out to Samsung but the chaebol's narrow win is a warning to other major Korean companies.
Tsinghua Unigroup has reportedly prepared a $23 billion bid for Micron as China seeks to burnish its semiconductor ambitions.
Former Bank of America Merrill Lynch M&A banker Axel Granger joins investment banking advisory firm Evercore as a Singapore-based managing director.
Qihoo 360's $9.1 billion buyout could become the biggest yet as more US-listed Chinese companies are taken private amid a surge in Chinese stock markets.
Hedge fund wages battle with Samsung's Lee family, filing an injunction against the sale of treasury shares as it attempts to derail Cheil Industries merger with Samsung C&T.
Deal for Bayer Diabetes Care is a rare example of a large overseas acquisition by a Japanese company/foreign private equity group partnership.
Deal for US group would mark the biggest overseas purchase by a Japanese insurer on record.
Sunac terminates deal to take over troubled developer Kaisa and Morgan Stanley resigns as Sunac's financial adviser.
Bank of Communications agrees to buy 80% of Banco BBM in an all-cash deal, coinciding with Li Keqiang’s visit to Brazil.
Oil price volatility and management changes at Chinese majors have seen deal flow turn sluggish, making it difficult for even small firms to ink agreements.
Numerical parity is possible, but it would be a departure for Hutchison Whampoa to forsake a control position in a potential telco JV with Vimpelcom
Bankers in Thailand to see pockets of IPO and offshore acquisition activity while domestic investors to animate equity capital markets.
Japan’s marquee companies have signed a record-breaking run of transformational foreign acquisitions – and their financiers are shouldering the risk.