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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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Training The Street Hires Bob Wieczorek As Head Of Asset Management And Capital Markets Practice

Training The Street (TTS), a leading corporate training provider for Wall Street firms and top business schools, today announced its appointment of Bob Wieczorek as head of its asset management and capital markets practice. Utilizing his experience in capital markets, asset management, banking and financial training, Mr. Wieczorek will be tasked with expanding TTS’s training […]

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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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Training The Street Names Marc Aqui Principal

Training The Street (TTS), a leading corporate training provider for Wall Street firms and top business schools, today announced its appointment of Marc Aqui as Principal and Head of Instructor Development. Mr. Aqui will now be an integral member of the TTS leadership team and responsible for managing TTS’s key client relationships. Mr. Aqui has […]

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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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TheStreet: Canadian Pacific, eBay, Family Dollar Among Opportunities Created by Selloff

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12916790/2/canadian-pacific-ebay-family-dollar-among-opportunities-created-by-selloff.html By Antoine Gara NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The recent tumble in equity, commodity and currency markets has created opportunities to buy stocks in companies that got caught up in the broad selloff. Firms facing multiple takeover offers have lost their deal premiums, share price gains from the emergence of activist investors have been washed […]

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CNBC: Scott Rostan “Volitale Market Stifles IPOs”

Discussing how to navigate of going public under volatile market conditions, with Scott Rostan, Training The Street, and Kathleen Smith, Renaissance Capital.  https://www.cnbc.com/video/2014/10/10/volatile-market-stifles-ipos.html

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The Wall Street Journal: Wall Street Woos Young Workers as Business Picks Up

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/09/01/wall-street-woos-young-workers-as-business-picks-up By Lindsay Gellman, Sara Jerving and Daniel Huang Wall Street firms are hiring more junior bankers and giving more interns full-time jobs this year. Bank of America Corp. hired about 40% more full-time analysts and associates this year than last, according to a person familiar with the bank’s hiring practices. J.P. Morgan Chase & […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Scott Rostan “Project Funway: Code Names Spice Up the Art of the Deal”

By Gillian Tan and Liz Hoffman http://online.wsj.com/articles/bankers-lament-loss-of-code-names-for-deals-1409279749  Bankers Enjoy Coining Monikers to Keep Mergers Quiet; Software Threatens the Fun “Project Swift” sounds like the name of a military invasion or an Olympic marathoner’s training plan. But it is actually the code name for a corporate buyout, inspired by a private-equity associate’s fondness for singer Taylor […]

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