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This Too Shall Pass
We turn to five expert M&A practitioners at prominent firms to explain, or to ponder, what has suddenly transformed the world of transactions: H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan & Cromwell; Stephanie Hosler of Bryan Cave; Alan Klein of Simpson Thacher; Robert Profusek of Jones Day; and Paul Tiger of Freshfields.

The M&A Retreat
Matthew Tool, the director of Deals Intelligence at Refinitiv, recently did the numbers. “Stormy Weather” might as well have been the theme song.

Crowdsourcing Insights
Dykema lawyers took a poll of M&A practitioners. The news isn’t all bad but the boom may well be over. Now it all starts to get complicated. Find out what these experts predict for 2023.

Icarian Bylaws?
A Sidley team of experts opines on a set of controversial bylaws now before the Chancery Court after activist hedge fund Politan Capital Management recently sued Masimo in Delaware over controversial bylaw amendments by the company.



M&A on Bloomberg Radio

John Close on Bloomberg Radio
On the day Verizon announced its deal for Yahoo, Mr. Close talks about M&A more than way through the year. Although 2016 has been developing a reputation as tired year. But there is no reason to despair. "Slower" doesn't mean "slow".
Broadcast: July 25, 2016

The Bloomberg Advantage: Close Says 2015 M&A 'Ancient History'
John Close and Bloomberg's Ed Hammond discuss what we're likely to see in 2016. One thing looks certain--deal value and deal numbers will be down. But that's compared to 2015, a record year with mega-deals in force.
Broadcast: February 29, 2016

Whither M&A in 2015 and into 2016?
Listen to John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discuss the future of dealmaking on the day Dell announced its $67 billion acquisition of EMC with Bloomberg's deal reporter Ed Hammond and the hosts of The Bloomberg Advantage Carol Massar and Corey Johnson.
Broadcast: October 12, 2015

A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages
John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discusses his book "A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages" with the hosts of Bloomberg Radio's Taking Stock Carol Massar and Michael McKee.
Broadcast: April 13, 2015


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