Deal of the Week

Bloomberg M&A reporters, joined by outside experts and members of Bloomberg’s Deals team, examines the week’s biggest deals and highlights M&A trends most under scrutiny by Wall Street. He’ll talk to reporters who broke Bloomberg’s major scoops and interview investors, executives, lawyers and bankers for an inside peek into what’s going on inside corporate boardrooms and what it’s like working with the world’s largest companies and richest people.
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In the final episode of Deal of the Week, Ed Hammond is joined by Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Brooke Sutherland and Ian King to talk about the fallout…
Ed Hammond and New York bureau chief Jason Kelly are joined by private equity reporter Melissa Mittelman to discuss the challenges facing the buyout …
Ed Hammond is joined by Jason Kelly, Bloomberg’s New York bureau chief, and hedge fund reporter Hema Parmar to talk about the importance of nomenclat…
Ed Hammond is joined by Jason Kelly, Bloomberg's New York bureau chief, and private equity reporter Melissa Mittelman, to talk about the changes unde…
Ed Hammond is joined by Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Brooke Sutherland and bureau chief Jason Kelly for a deep dive into the latest news on Broadcom's …
Jason Kelly, Bloomberg's New York bureau chief, joins Ed Hammond to discuss the news that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, one of Wall Street's best k…
Jason Kelly, Bloomberg's New York bureau chief, joins Ed Hammond to talk about the booming M&A market, which passed $150 billion in the first three w…
Brooke Sutherland joins Ed Hammond to discuss the ongoing saga at General Electric, and what a breakup for the industrial conglomerate could mean for…
Ed Hammond is joined by Matt Monks to discuss the latest merger trends in America's power and utility industry after Dominion Energy agreed a $14.6 b…
We're about to be singing Auld Lang Syne to 2017. To welcome in the new year, deals reporter Alex Barinka is joined by deals editor Lizzie Fournier a…
The deals world was unable to escape the cloud of uncertainty that's followed the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. The value of announced M&A…
Ed Hammond is joined by senior Bloomberg healthcare reporter Robert Langreth to discuss CVS' $68 billion takeover of health insurer Aetna. How will t…
Ed Hammond is joined by Bloomberg Intelligence's Paul Sweeney to discuss Meredith's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc and the impact the media mer…
Ed Hammond is joined by Bloomberg’s Anousha Sakoui and Tara Lachapelle to talk about the future of Fox amid reports that the media company is discuss…
Ed Hammond talks to Bloomberg's Sara Forden and Tara Lachapelle to get the inside track of AT&T's increasingly bitter fight with the Department of Ju…
A quick note to our listeners.
It’s Deal of the Week’s 100th episode! And to celebrate, Don McCree, vice chairman of Citizens Financial Group, the $19 billion market cap financial …
Stitch Fix is going public, confirming Bloomberg’s scoop from back in March. The online delivery company collects information on customers’ style, …
Accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein haven’t just rocked Hollywood – they’ve also led to the potential destruction of his compan…
Uber’s a steal. Uber’s in turmoil. SoftBank wants to buy a huge stake in Uber. Benchmark, Uber's largest shareholder, wants to sell to SoftBank. Wait…
Nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency hasn’t revealed much on his administration’s antitrust attitudes. While AT&T’s deal for Time Warner appears …
T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. could be just weeks from finally announcing a merger. It would be the largest deal of the year, but even if a deal …
How does it feel to watch your company ripped away from you and then merged with an arch-rival in an ill-conceived deal? George Zimmer, founder of Me…
Australian company Amcor may be interested in adding plastics to its packaging portfolio with a deal for Bemis. Bloomberg reporters Ed Hammond and Ki…
Ed Hammond talks to Bloomberg Gadfly's Brooke Sutherland and Gillian Tan about United Technologies' $30 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins and take…
Paul Taubman, the legendary rainmaker and founder of PJT Partners, talks to Bloomberg's Ed Hammond about the challenges of building an investment ban…
Guest host Ed Hammond talks to Bloomberg's Scott Deveau and Tara Lachapelle about how Sempra won out in the closely contested battle to acquire $9.45…
It's the 25th anniversary of strategic communications firm Sard Verbinnen, a company that specializes in explaining the rationale for large M&A to in…
As The Bachelorette wraps up another season, a mating dance is developing in the telecommunications world. SoftBank is desperate to find a match for …
Longtime Silicon Valley lawyer Rick Climan and his team have worked on some of tech's biggest-ever deals, including Facebook's acquisition of WhatsAp…
Scripps Networks's HGTV has become a household name (pun intended) through its popular reality programming, including Property Brothers and House Hun…
For U.S. IPOs, 2017 has been the year of the flop. Blue Apron has tanked since it started trading last month. Shares of Snap fetch less than $15, the…
Culture seems like a soft, intangible byproduct of mergers and acquisitions. Synergies. Tax efficiencies. Accretion. Those are empirical. That's what…
A trifecta of deal news late last week brings Bloomberg M&A reporter Ed Hammond into the studio. He expresses admiration over the price Staples was a…
TPG's latest $450 million investment values Vice Media at a whopping $5.7 billion. That's about double the size of the New York Times. One explanatio…
"The Everything Store" no longer comes close to describing the totality of Amazon. The company's web services drive enterprise cloud computing. Its v…
Sirius XM has explored an acquisition of Pandora for at least two years. Last year, Sirius floated a $15-per-share offer for Pandora. More recently, …
Is Blue Apron a technology company or a grocery delivery service? How investors answer that question will go a long way toward setting a valuation fo…
Most mergers and acquisitions don't involve nationalistic pride and potential government intervention. Toshiba's potential sale of its memory-chip bu…
Aaron Kirchfeld, Bloomberg's global M&A executive editor, joins Ed Hammond, filling in for host Alex Sherman, to discuss the recent surge in deals be…
It was once a scent-filled mecca of teenage coolness. Now, Abercrombie & Fitch stores are, well, that's part of the problem. It's not exactly clear w…
Just weeks ago, Straight Path Communications was an obscure telecommunications company with a $400 million market capitalization. Today, it has a equ…
Time and Meredith tried and tried to merge, but the marriage wasn't to be. Greg Mason, CEO of digital media company Purch, tells host Alex Sherman th…
Round and round it goes, and where will it stop? Nobody knows! Spin the wheel of telecom M&A. Will it match T-Mobile and Sprint? T-Mobile and Dish? V…
This week featured a clash of the retail titans in M&A land. Amazon has reportedly looked at buying both Whole Foods and BJ's Wholesale Club. Meanwhi…
Company A buys Company B. That's the headline. The reality is more complex. Employee benefits must be transferred, 401(K)s rolled over to new plans, …
If the FCC rolls back TV regulations this month, as anticipated, broadcasters may jump at the chance to get bigger. The first deal to be announced ma…
It's a common love story: PPG, the Pittsburgh-based paint and glass maker, offers to buy rival Akzo Nobel. Akzo Nobel says no, PPG sweetens offer, Ak…
Did Intel yet again overpay for an acquisition with its $15 billion purchase of Mobileye? The takeover aims to give Intel a leg up in the automotive …
Time Inc. has four options: Sell itself, sell some magazines, take a private investment... or do nothing at all. It's decision time for the iconic ma…
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