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HD Supply, Creature of the Buyout Boom, Files $1 Billion IPO

HD Supply Holdings, which was bought for $8.5 billion in August 2007 by a club of private equity firms -- Bain Capital, Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice -- is seeking to raise as much as $1 billion, the biggest IPO filing in the current pipeline.

One Bank Escapes Mortgage Drop Off

The humming home mortgage business is expected to have slowed at most banks in the first quarter--but not at Valley National Bancorp, according to the bank's chief executive.

Dealpolitik: Agrium Lesson for Activists: Don’t Underestimate the Adversary

Cutting through the charges and counter charges of the fight there is an important lesson for activist hedge funds that take on a proxy fight: you better bring your "A" game.

Blackstone, Kimco Talked About Brixmor Deal

Blackstone Group LP discussed selling a portfolio of retail properties to shopping-center giant Kimco Realty Corp., according to people familiar with the discussions. But the talks collapsed earlier this year, one of the people said...

How to Solve a Problem Like Scott London

It's a good thing that insider trading by auditors doesn’t happen more often – because it's almost impossible to prevent altogether, and it can do a lot of damage.

Mayo Tells Wells Fargo Execs Results ‘Stunk’

Wells Fargo executives touted first quarter results as the best earnings results in the company’s history. Not everyone agrees.

Life Technologies Makes its Own Buy Amid Bidding War

Most companies finding themselves in the midst of an $11 billion bidding war between a club of private equity firms and a rival may be content to sit back and see what’s happening. Not Life Technologies

Whale? What Whale? Dimon Stays Silent This Time

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon was silent Friday about the bad bets in 2012 placed by a trader nicknamed the London Whale.

M&T Bank: Fed’s Concerns Slowing $3.7 Billion Bank Deal

M&T Bank said the Federal Reserve has expressed concerns about its anti-money-laundering compliance program and other procedures, concerns that will slow its pending $3.7 billion purchase of Hudson City Bancorp Inc.

Wells Fargo Cuts Expensives

Wells Fargo isn't one of the banks with a big cost-cutting effort, though expenses did drop 5% on-year and 4% sequentially in fourth quarter.

Dimon: Board Will Decide on Chairman-CEO Split

Chief Executive James Dimon gave no guidance Friday on a conference call Friday as to how he might react if shareholders vote next month to strip him of his chairmanship.

J.P. Morgan Debt Underwriting Carries Investment Bank Fees

The biggest bank in the country J.P. Morgan claimed the top spot in M&A advisory in the quarter but its top billing in debt meant a whole lot more it looks like.

Wells Fargo First-Quarter Net Jumps 22%

Wells Fargo's first-quarter profit jumped 22%, topping Street estimates, as the San Francisco bank reported stronger credit, although it logged lower mortgage-banking income and its closely watched net interest margin continued to decline.

Jamie Dimon: Small Businesses Remain Cautious

J.P. Morgan and its Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon painted a bleak picture of the consumer and small business lending environment Friday morning.

Investment Banking Boosts J.P. Morgan’s First-Quarter

J.P. Morgan's first-quarter net income jumped 33% as the bank logged strong results from its investment banking arm, while expenses fell and credit strengthened.

Vietnam to Meet Bond Investors

Vietnam, which hasn’t sold a foreign-currency bond since 2010, has hired banks to arrange meetings with foreign investors from Thursday, but was coy about its future debt issuance plans.

JPMorgan Southeast Asia Investment Banking Head Philip Lee Departs

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Southeast Asia investment-banking head Philip Lee has left the bank, according to a bank spokeswoman Friday.

Analysts Question Likelihood of Telecom Italia-3 Italia Merger

Telecom Italia SpA is continuing with talks on a possible merger with Hutchison Whampoa Co.’s 3 Italia unit, but analysts are skeptical whether a deal will happen.

ThaiBev’s F&N Deal Prompts Credit Rating Downgrade

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has downgraded Thai Beverage PCL’s credit rating following the company’s multibillion takeover of Singapore’s Fraser & Neave Ltd. earlier this year.

Odds on Crown Bid for Echo Improve, Says JPMorgan

It may be time for Crown Ltd. to double down as the steady rise in its shares for the better part of the past year has increased the value of scrip in any potential bid for rival Echo Entertainment Group Ltd.

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