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Past articles by Lipper:

Elizabeth Warren Leads Cavalry Into Deal Battles

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued to block JetBlue Airways’ $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines. → Read More

Goldman Doubles Down On The Wealthy, As It Should

At Goldman Sachs’ second ever in-person investor day, top bankers, from CEO David Solomon to COO John Waldron, harkened a return to servicing companies and the wealthy. Read more here... → Read More

Scrap-Car Deal Battle Is A Heaping Mess

Heavy equipment auction company Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers agreed on Nov. 7 to acquire salvage-yard operator IAA for $7.3 billion, including debt. → Read More

Walmart's Ho-Hum Is The New Fabulous

At Walmart, boring is the new fabulous. The $390 billion retailing giant is a bellwether for consumer spending. → Read More

Disney Clash With Activist Peltz Will Have Sequel

Activist investor Nelson Peltz often plays a long game. So his truce with Walt Disney last week might seem uncharacteristic. Click here to read more. → Read More

Fintech Giant's Bad Wedding Leads To Happy Divorce

Rabble-rousing shareholders D.E. Shaw and Jana Partners argue the deal shouldn’t have been done in the first place. Find out more here. → Read More

Bayer's New CEO Plants Seed Of Future Breakup

Bayer said on Feb. 8 that it had appointed Bill Anderson, a former head of Roche’s pharmaceuticals business, as chief executive. → Read More

Meme Investors Go To Bed, Take A Bath

Recently Bed Bath & Beyond moved to bring in a new cash injection which could keep it out of bankruptcy for another few months, potentially. But delaying the inevitable has opportunity cost. → Read More

Big Oil Can Be Lean And Not Mean

Exxon Mobil and Chevron may be facing government backlash for the profit that they have booked in the past year. But shareholders will be nothing but grateful. → Read More

Blackstone Shows Scale Is Also A Curse

Fourth-quarter earnings released Thursday show the firm’s profits available to be distributed to shareholders tumbling 41% year-over-year. → Read More

Amazon Creates Bazaar For U.S. Banking Wannabes has rounded up some unusual suspects. The e-commerce goliath recently added to its growing pile of debt with an $8 billion loan. → Read More

Emerson's Hostility Tests Aggressive M&A Tools

Emerson Electric is trying out some new M&A tools. Developments suggest that NI is now a seller, at what promises to be an even higher price. → Read More

Banks' Profit Picnic Will Attract Ant Invasion

Big banks have little to fear from a recession in 2023. They’re in better shape than a decade ago, with big buffers against delinquent debtors and numerous watchdogs keeping them honest. → Read More

Crypto Bank Run Vindicates Watchdogs' Vigilance

Silvergate Capital, a deposit-taker for crypto firms, said that it had been forced to raise funds in a hurry and flog assets after digital asset customers pulled almost 70% of their balances → Read More

Sky Spinoff Is Comcast’s Least-Bad Option

Comcast was attracted to Sky’s technology, well-known brand, its strong base in the United Kingdom, and its toehold throughout Europe, including Germany and Italy. → Read More

Dealmakers Will Be Lucky To Eke Out A 2022 Repeat

After a record-breaking $5.8 trillion of activity in 2021, they have endured a staggering reversal of fortune. The slump will last through 2023. → Read More

E-Commerce Will Go Viral On Social Media In 2023

One of China’s biggest exports in 2023 will be its social e-commerce phenomenon. Retailers want to attract and keep shoppers online. Read more. → Read More

Central Bank Schism Is Bad News For Bunds

German government debt is in the firing line. Click here to find out more. → Read More

A Solo Ticketmaster Might Attract Financial Fans

The drums are beating louder for a breakup of Live Nation Entertainment. → Read More

Blackstone Gets A Slap From Efficient Markets

Companies like Blackstone, Apollo Global Management, and KKR offered investors the chance to buy assets that didn’t swing wildly around in value when listed stocks, bonds and funds did. → Read More