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KKR Hires Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Managing Director

KKR & Co. has bolstered its Australian ranks, poaching Deutsche Bank managing director Diane Raposio.

Occidental Shareholder Wants CEO Chazen to Stay

A long-time Occidental Petroleum Corp. investor says it believes the company should keep its current chief executive officer instead of searching for a replacement, according to an open letter to the company’s board of directors.

AB-InBev Reaches Pact With DOJ on $20 Billion Beer Deal

One of the biggest deals of 2012 may have been saved from getting skunked.

An IPO Twofer: Cloud Software and Construction Rebound

We know the market likes initial public offerings of “cloud” software companies, and we know it likes plays on the construction industry as part of a property market rebound. So what if a company offered both?

Agrium Voting Day: Jana Proxy Fight Comes Down to the Wire

Reuters It’s shareholder decision day on one of the more heated activist fights of the year: Jana Partners v Agrium. This morning was the deadline for shareholders to vote in the proxy fight, and both sides have lobbed their final letters at the holders proclaiming why the other side shouldn't be trusted. Show More Summary

Another Shareholder Urges Compuware to Sell

Compuware Corp. shareholder Sandell Asset Management has blamed the company's management for its poor preliminary fourth-quarter results and urged Chief Executive Robert Paul to consider a sale as soon as possible.

UBS Tops First Quarter League Tables in Asia

UBS AG continues its strong showing in the region outside Japan, ranking first in investment-banking in the first quarter, after it retained its spot at the end of 2012 as the top fee earner for the tenth year in a row.

Singapore’s Temasek Sets Up LNG Investment Firm Pavilion Energy

Singapore's Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. has set up an investment unit focused on liquefied natural gas, reflecting the state investment firm's growing portfolio of energy assets and underscoring the increasing importance of LNG as a relatively clean-burning energy source.

J.P. Morgan’s Kester Ng Bows Out of Banking

Kester Ng, one of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s most senior bankers in Asia Pacific, is leaving investment banking after more than 20 years in the industry, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Possible Power Glut Poses Risk to New Zealand Mighty River IPO

Timing is everything, many bankers swear. So, a potential power glut in New Zealand couldn’t have come at a worse moment for the country’s first privatization since the late 1990s.

Meet H-P’s New Chairman: Activist Ralph Whitworth

Ralph Whitworth has made a career getting seats on boards and making dramatic changes. While he's served on 11 boards, this will mark only his third time as a chairman.

Corzine on Report: ‘A Clear Case of Monday Morning Quarterbacking’

Jon Corzine, through his spokesman, defended his actions in light of Thursday's new report on MF Global Holdings, saying he "worked tirelessly and in good faith to turn the business around," before the company collapsed in October 2...

MF Global Report: By The Numbers

Thursday the world was treated to another long report detailing the collapse of MF Global in October 2011. Here’s the 174-page report broken down by the numbers.

Key Details on Freeh’s Report on MF Global Collapse

Here are some key details from a report by bankruptcy trustee Louis Freeh report on MF Global's collapse.

Emergency Medical Services Corp. Setting Plans for an IPO

Emergency Medical Services Corp. is planning an initial public offering and is set to begin interviewing banks in the next few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Deals of the Day: MF Global Report Blasts Corzine

Deals of the Day compiles this morning’s biggest news about mergers and acquisitions, banking, bankruptcy and more.

Fairway Sets IPO Price Range at $10-$12 a Share

Famed New York grocery store Fairway Group Holdings Corp. could raise as much as $164 million in its IPO, according to a pricing range it set on the delayed deal Thursday morning.

George Soros Dials In to Myanmar

George Soros’s interest in Myanmar is moving from philanthropic to financial. Already a long-time donor to projects in the Southeast Asian country, Mr. Soros is set to join in the Myanmar gold rush as part of a consortium bidding for one of two mobile phone licenses to be awarded by the government, according to a statement Thursday. REUTERS Mr. Show More Summary

Asian M&A Activity Lags, but Signs Point to Upturn

Asian companies have piles of cash, and borrowing is cheap, which should portend a pickup in merger-and-acquisition activity. But three months into the year, Asia has yet to see the kind of strength in M&A volumes that the U.S. has experienced, led by $20 billion-plus takeover moves for Dell Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co.

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