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Zynga’s Reliance on Facebook for Sales Spooks Some Investors as IPO Nears

Zynga Inc. has become the most valuable U.S. video-game company by relying on Facebook Inc. to reach users. Now it has to convince investors that its dependence on the social network won’t hinder growth. Zynga, maker of social games such as “FarmVille” and “CityVille,” said yesterday it will raise $1 billion in an initial public […]

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Private Equity Paying More for Less Experienced Analysts

By Kyle Stock Another sign that heady days are back on Wall Street: Private-equity firms are raiding investment banks for relatively inexperienced analysts. Buyout companies have long poached hires from two-year analyst programs at bulge-bracket banks. This year, the hiring is occurring more rapidly, according to private-equity and investment-bank recruiters. Candidates are being snapped up […]

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Rostan Says LinkedIn, Yandex ‘Extremely Well Positioned’ Scott Rostan, Washington Post

The Washington Post with Bloomberg Rostan Says LinkedIn, Yandex  ‘Extremely Well Positioned’ With Sara Li from “First Up” Video: Rostan Says LinkedIn, Yandex `Extremely Well Positioned’ May 25 (Bloomberg) — Scott Rostan, a former M&A banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. and now president of Training the Street, talks about global initial public offerings. […]

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