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Bloomberg: “Fewer MBAs Want to Work For Hedge Funds”

By Julie Verhage and Sonali Basak As business students pack up their belongings after graduation, fewer are listing hedge funds as a top destination, while private equity and startups are becoming more attractive. According to a survey from Training the Street, a firm that offers technical training to Wall Street firms and business schools, startups and private equity firms saw a […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan “From Banker to Teacher to… Something in Between”

by Alex Sherman http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-30/deal-of-the-week-from-banker-to-teacher-to-something-in-between Scott Rostan used to be a mergers & acquisitions banker for Merrill Lynch. Then he was a high school teacher. He eventually found a happy medium training bankers and business school students how to do their jobs. He founded Training The Street in 1999, signing up bulge-bracket banks and universities as […]

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Bloomberg Business: Scott Rostan “Biggest LBO of Year Signals Appetite May Be Growing: Real M&A”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/biggest-lbo-of-year-signals-appetite-may-be-growing-real-m-a By Brooke Sutherland Carlyle Group LP’s $8 billion purchase of Symantec Corp.’s data-management business shows big buyouts can still happen. The deal announced Tuesday was the largest private-equity takeover of a U.S. company so far this year. It may not hold that title through December. While the purchase price is a far cry from the record […]

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BloombergBusiness: Scott Rostan “Dollar’s Gain Gives CEOs More Muscle to Acquire Abroad”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-23/dollar-s-gain-gives-ceos-more-muscle-to-acquire-abroad-real-m-a By Tara Lachapelle The stronger U.S. dollar may be the final nudge American acquirers needed to start bidding for foreign targets they’ve had their eyes on. Even as the rising currency weighs on earnings at some U.S. companies that have overseas operations, it’s also offering an added bonus for those scouring abroad for deals. […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan: “Swiss Franc Surge Is Bonus to Buyers With U.S. in Mind: Real M&A”

By Aaron Kirchfeld, Manuel Baigorri, and Tara Lachapelle Switzerland now has one more reason to join Europe’s acquisition binge in the U.S. The unexpected rise in the franc is giving Swiss companies more acquisition firepower as they seek economic growth outside of Europe, according to bankers and academics. Drugmaker Novartis AG, crop-chemicals producer Syngenta AG […]

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Wall Street Doesn’t Want You Unless You’re a Robot

By Akane Otani Want to work on Wall Street? Suit up, turn your spell check on, and leave your risk-taking, self-starter attitude home. When finance industry professionals that interview new MBAs were asked to identify skills they deemed most important in applicants, 75 percent picked communication skills, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of 1,320 recruiters conducted as part of our 2014 MBA […]

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Bloomberg: $100 Billion Deal Day Evokes 1998’s Exxon-Mobil: Real M&A

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-17/-100-billion-deal-day-evokes-1998-s-exxon-mobil-real-m-a.html By Brooke Sutherland and Tara Lachapelle The last time two mergers this huge were announced on the same day, Exxon was targeting Mobil and Bill Clinton was still in the White House. Halliburton Co. (HAL) and Actavis Plc this morning announced a combined $100 billion in takeovers. It’s rare to see two deals of $20 billion or […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan “OpenTable’s High Premium Boosts Yelp to GrubHub”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-13/opentable-gets-top-internet-premium-since-2007-real-m-a.html By Tara Lachapelle and Brooke Sutherland What do OpenTable Inc. (OPEN), Uber Technologies Inc. and WhatsApp Inc. have in common besides sky-high valuations? Look it up on your phone. The 53 percent premium Priceline Group Inc. is wooing OpenTable shareholders with tops any other large takeover of an Internet stock in North America since 2007, according […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan “Real M&A: JBS’s Remaining Targets Lack Hillshire Appeal”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-12/jbs-s-remaining-targets-lack-hillshire-appeal-real-m-a.html  By Brooke Sutherland JBS SA (JBSS3) is running out of consolation prizes. The Brazilian meat producer’s latest attempt at a major deal was quashed this week when Tyson Foods Inc. won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co. (HSH) with a record premium for the food industry. Last year, JBS was preparing a bid […]

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