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Investment firm to buy Peet's Coffee for $1B
Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc. said Monday that it is set to be acquired by Joh. A. Benckiser for about $1 billion, a move that would give Peet's a financial jolt as it competes against larger coffee and tea shops and would broaden the reach of Germany's ...
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC Advises Shercon, Inc. in its Sale to ...
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC Advises Shercon, Inc. in its Sale to ...
BREAKINGVIEWS-Investment banking job cull is long overdue
LONDON, July 23 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The investment banking job cull is finally underway. Faced with slumping income and tough regulation, the industry is bracing for another round of cuts. Making further savings won't be straightforward. But with ...
Non-mining investment critical for economic health
That's the 'enduring' warning from Tim Hampton, an economist at BIS Shrapnel, which released its long-term forecasts today . The "significant under-investment" in non-mining industries could gradually erode the medium-term growth potential of the ...
Chrysler considers $198-million investment at Detroit plant
“Chrysler Group will be working with the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan regarding potential economic development incentives to assist us in making the business case for the investment,” the company said in a statement. Mack Avenue Engine I, ...
EastBridge Investment Group's Client, Dwarf Technology, Files Amended Stock ...
EastBridge Investment Group's Client, Dwarf Technology, Files Amended Stock ...
Panther Properties Investment, LLC Buys Effingham Parc Apartments (Formerly ...
Panther Properties Investment, LLC Buys Effingham Parc Apartments (Formerly ...
Cnooc-Nexen Deal Shakes Up Investment Bank Rankings
In March, it appointed two new co-heads for Greater China corporate and investment banking. Roger Zhu, who joined Citi in October 2011, was previously at China International Capital Corp. where he was executive chairman. In September 2009 Citi hired ...
Chinese Investment in Australia is Complicated
By Gillian Tan. Australians should stop holding their breath if they're anticipating an inbound deal like China's Cnooc's US$15.1 billion bid for Canadian oil major Nexen since the country's opposition leader Tony Abbott describes Chinese investment as ...
TEXT-S&P:Korea Investment & Securities assigned 'BBB/A-2' ratings
July 24 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'BBB' long-term and 'A-2' short-term issuer credit ratings to Korea Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. (KIS). The outlook on the long-term issuer rating is stable. Our ratings on KIS reflect ...
China to let insurers boost PE investment-draft rules
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, July 24 (Reuters) - China plans to double the amount insurers can invest in private equity and allow them to trade financial derivatives both at home and abroad as part of efforts to broaden their investment scope, according to a ...
Jefferies Strengthens Midstream Energy Investment Banking
"Our Energy investment banking franchise is among the largest and most respected in the world," commented Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Jefferies. "With Peter's arrival, as well as a team recently hired ...
Investment Trap or Opportunity? Germany & Gold Miner ETFs
GDX is currently at a fairly wide disconnect versus GLD, as shown in the chart above. Some investors may see that as an opportunity. Others may simply proclaim that any investment based off a relationship between the two ETFs to be foolish. Either way ...
Bruce McCarthy and Marc Thompson Named Co-Heads of Investment Banking ...
Bruce McCarthy and Marc Thompson Named Co-Heads of Investment Banking ...
Join Industry Leaders at iiBIG's Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy ...
Join Industry Leaders at iiBIG's Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy ...
Harman Family Halts New Investment in Newsweek Daily Beast
In April 2011, when Mr. Harman died at 92, his family pledged to continue his investment in the news organization. A family lawyer said then that the Harman family was “totally committed to active participation and enthusiastic support.” But on Monday ...
CRA Qualified Investment Fund Purchases Its First USDA Rural Development ...
CRA Qualified Investment Fund Purchases Its First USDA Rural Development ...
Foreign investment in Brazil up despite global gloom
Foreign direct investment jumps in June, outlook strong. * Brazil confident FDI will cover 2012 current account gap. * Gov't racing to bolster investment to fight slowdown. By Alonso Soto and Tiago Pariz. BRASILIA, July 24 (Reuters) - A rebound in ...
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE ...
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE ...
GM to make C$850 mln R&D investment in Canada
In making the investment, GM Canada is living up to its part of a C$10.5 billion dollar bailout package provided in 2009 by the governments of Canada and the province of Ontario, in addition to a much bigger U.S. bailout package, after the automaker ...
Foreign investment in US land on the rise
Foreign holdings in U.S. forests and farmland rose by 6.7% in the last 10 months of 2010, encompassing an area roughly the size of Indiana, according to a new report by the Department of Agriculture. The report, containing the most recent data ...
Islamic index products struggle in Gulf investment culture
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Islamic exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are struggling to attract fresh investors, in contrast to a move by Western investors into conventional ETFs - a difference due to the Gulf's plain-vanilla investment culture and the way in which ...
China Investment Corp. Reduces Holdings of Public Securities
China Investment Corp., which posted a 4.3% loss on its global portfolio last year, has significantly reduced its holdings of public securities and accelerated a push into longer-term investments as the $482 billion sovereign-wealth fund seeks to ...
ERM maximizes investment in Microsoft ConfigMgr with Nomad from 1E and ...
ERM maximizes investment in Microsoft ConfigMgr with Nomad from 1E and ...
Piper Jaffray 2nd Quarter Net Down 66% on Weak Brokerage, Investment Bank ...
Piper Jaffray 2nd Quarter Net Down 66% on Weak Brokerage, Investment Bank ...
Eagle Investment Systems Collaborates with MicroStrategy to Provide Enhanced ...
Eagle Investment Systems Collaborates with MicroStrategy to Provide Enhanced ...
UK looks to foreign investment ahead of Olympics
Hitachi signs $7 bln train factory deal. * Tata's Jaguar to create jobs at Midlands plant. * Hong Kong tycoon spends $1 bln on UK gas assets. * News comes ahead of Olympics, investment conference. By Rosalba O'Brien. LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - As its ...
Ticketfly Secures $22 Million Series C Investment
Ticketfly, the social ticketing platform, today announced that it has raised a $22 million Series C investment; since its launch in 2008, the company has raised a total of $37 million. -- This round of financing was led by SAP Ventures, with ...
Recovery, war and investment: John Kemp
LONDON (Reuters) - News that Britain's economy contracted 0.7 percent in the second quarter, as bad weather and the impact of extra public holidays compounded the drag from the government's austerity programme and the euro zone debt crisis, has ...
When Your Investment Target Has Drug Cartel Ties
He often works with private equity firms and, as in the case of the prospective Colombian investment, is accustomed to being called in late in the deal-making process. As in this instance, he is often contacted after a letter of intent has been signed ...
Foreign Investment in Indonesia Rises
JAKARTA—Foreign direct investment in Indonesia rose 30% in the second quarter from a year earlier to a record 56.1 trillion rupiah ($5.9 billion), suggesting some investors are shrugging off concerns about tough new regulations affecting miners, banks ...
Pzena Investment Management's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings ...
Pzena Investment Management's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings ...
Cinnafilm(R) Announces Investment to Accelerate Growth in Global Markets
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jul 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced that Flywheel Ventures has recently completed an equity investment in Cinnafilm. As broadcasters and media providers ...
Robert Kenyon Joins Virtus Investment Partners As Managing Director, New ...
Robert Kenyon Joins Virtus Investment Partners As Managing Director, New ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Schedules Second Quarter 2012 Earnings ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Schedules Second Quarter 2012 Earnings ...
Mexico Mining Investment Jumped 69% to $5.6 Billion in 2011
Mexico is the world's top silver producer, and the metal accounted for 27 percent of the nation's mine output last year, compared with 25 percent for gold and 20 percent for copper, the chamber said. Mexico was the top Latin America destination for ...
Pressure on to turn British investment into Olympic gold
LONDON (Reuters) - The venues are ready, the rain clouds have moved away and the hype is coming to the boil -- now comes the hard part for the 542-strong British team tasked with delivering a stash of Olympic gold. An outlay of 9 billion pounds ($14 ...
Head of Oregon investment firm pleads guilty in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of an Oregon investment research firm pleaded guilty to insider trading charges Wednesday, admitting that he enticed employees of public companies to feed him secrets that he then sold to hedge funds and money managers as ...
Roku raises $45 million investment round
Roku Inc. has raised a $45 million round of investment, led by News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting, that will help the Saratoga streaming video platform developer increase advertising and expand internationally. The investment also includes a ...
Olympics-Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce
Britain holds investment summits ahead of Games. * UK PM Cameron hopes for business deals to help economy. * Cameron reaffirms commitment to austerity plan. By Mohammed Abbas. LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron ...
Invesco net down; investment-management fees drop
"Invesco 2nd Quarter Net Down 16% on Low Investment Management Fees," at 7:52 a.m. EDT, misstated the firm offering 5.4 million shares in the third paragraph. The firm should be Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR), not Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ ...
Chinese City Plans Massive Infrastructure Investment
The Changsha city government, together with financial institutions, unveiled 195 investment projects at a briefing Wednesday, the Hunan provincial government said in a statement posted on its website Thursday. The city will kick off the investment ...
Investment Made in South Korean Cosmetic Material Technology Venture
With the recent investment, Sumitomo Corporation will seek to standardize Biogenics' management in order to gain the confidence of customers, most of whom operate within the cosmetics industry. It will do this by introducing its own management know-how ...
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Firm Contract on Georgian ...
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Firm Contract on Georgian ...
Evercore Profit Rises 19% on Investment-Banking Revenue
Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR), the advisory firm founded by former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, said second-quarter profit rose 19 percent as investment-banking revenue climbed. Net income excluding certain items climbed to $21.2 million ...
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Series A ...
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Series A ...
Union Station development a worthy investment, says Greater Greater ...
Union Station development a worthy investment, says Greater Greater ...
Odyssey Investment Partners Acquires L-com, Inc.
About Odyssey Investment Partners Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management. Odyssey Investment Partners primarily makes ...
JPMorgan hires three investment bankers for mid-cap push
NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co hired three new investment bankers to help in its push into middle-market merger and acquisition deals, according to a source familiar with the matter. Andy Rabin, Jason Anderson and Brad Jaros joined ...
Brazil's Vale reviews investment plans
RIO DE JANEIRO--Declining profits and a gloomy global outlook are forcing Brazilian mining heavyweight Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) to review its investment plans and mining operations, despite expectations for a rebound in iron ore and base metals prices ...