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Drill-o-nomics

Want a real-world read on the commodity markets? Try selling a drill rig
By Paul Brent
March 1st, 2013

It’s blue, big as a CEO’s office and can be helicoptered or dragged through the woods to its next job. It’s also proving to be very, very hard to get rid of. The “it” in question is a $300,000 drilling … Continue reading

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Quiet money runs deep

You don’t hear too much about debt private placements, in part because they’re private. But they’re a serious source of capital for companies shopping for longer terms from buyers eager to deal
By Robert Olsen
June 17th, 2012

Private placements are a generic form of financing that is sometimes misunderstood. Part of the confusion arises from the fact that the term “private placement” can be used to describe several types of financing. For instance: cross-border high-yield financings typically … Continue reading

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M&A market heating up

Board members should get in their summer holidays early. It's shaping up to be a busy second half
June 25th, 2010

Heading into the year, forecasts from all the major law firms, accounting firms and bank economists seemed to agree on one thing—this would be the year that mergers-and-acquisitions activity, which cratered in late 2008 and 2009, makes a big comeback. … Continue reading

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