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REUTERS: Deals Today.- Potash hunt for richer bid may lead to China. August 20th., 2010

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DEALS  TODAY Potash Corp's search for buyers willing to top BHP Billiton's $39 billion hostile offer may lead to China. "I am not saying that we are opposed to a sale, but what I am saying is we are opposed to a steal of the company," said Potash Corp CEO Bill Doyle. Here's a factbox on the current market for potash, and a graphic on BHP and Potash Corp. "As an Intel-watcher for 30+ years, I have my doubts that this acquisition will work," writes guest columnist Robert Cringely about Intel's deal for McAfee. * View article The NYT takes a look at Rio Tinto's often troubled relationship with China, and how the mining company is working hard to patch things up. * View NYT article Global M&A activity shatters typically one of the quietest months of the year. * View article * View the Investment Banking Scorecard * View WSJ wrap-up on this week's moves Eric Martyn, DealZone Potash hunt for richer bid may lead to Ch

REUTERS: Deals Today. Apri 20th 2010

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If you are having trouble viewing this email or would like to view it in your web browser, CLICK HERE Good Morning Fernando, TUE 20 Apr 2010  If Goldman's business starts suffering from the stain of the SEC's lawsuit after a stellar quarter of earnings, the investment bank's role in the rehabilitation of the financial sector could look more like a quadruple bypass at the heart of the matter. Goldman's stunningly hot earnings are nothing new. The company routinely throttles forecasts. So it almost didn't matter how much money they earned. Think about that for a second. The nation's most celebrated money maker getting no love from investors for making more money than it was expecting. What else is it supposed to do? Or, more importantly, are investors finally beginning to begrudge Goldman Sachs its success? If clients start to become fearful about doing business with the bank because of the lawsuit, its earnings-generating power

REUTERS: Deals Today April 15th, 2010

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If you are having trouble viewing this email or would like to view it in your web browser, CLICK HERE THU 15 Apr 2010  A survey of top dealmakers found that merger activity will increase during the balance of 2010, a sharp contrast in sentiment from last year. A survey conducted by Brunswick Group LLC found that 78 percent of respondents expect M&A activity will continue to rise, while 22 percent said it would stay at the same pace seen in the first quarter. Mergers and acquisitions topped more than $520 billion in the first quarter, up 19 percent from the first quarter of 2009, according to Thomson Reuters. Emerging markets and energy-focused takeovers made up a growing slice of the activity in the first quarter. Still, merger volume dropped 16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009. No advisors predicted a drop in deal activity for the remainder of 2010, according to the Brunswick survey. That's in contrast to the 69 percent of responde