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  • European Deal Toys: Hedge Funds, Harrods, Candy & More!

    This installment of European deal toy highlights covers a good deal of ground: from Belfast to St. Petersburg to Harrods and… the White House. Along the way we’ll stop to consider Danish minimalism, Swedish e-commerce, Italian candy, Irish telecoms, and a couple of hedge funds. Take a moment to check out the designs below—-and also […]

  • Light Rail Project Tombstone

    Australia and New Zealand Deal Toys: Trolls, Sneaker Frenzies & More!

    Wait a minute. Hong Kong gamers? German sneakers? Brazilian gold mines? Hollywood movies? What’s all this got to do with Australia and New Zealand? See for yourself. Take a quick check of our gallery of recent Australia/New Zealand deal toy highlights. Metals X’s production and exploration activities are focused not only on gold but also […]

  • Container Crane-Themed Tombstone

    European Deal Toy Highlights: Private Jets, Robots, & Giant Cranes

    There is a unifying thread in this gallery highlighting recent European deal toys. What that unifying thread might be exactly isn’t readily apparent—beyond maybe the fact that we may simply have liked the deal toys shown here, and also found the underlying deals, and their companies, to be interesting. That and the fact that they […]

  • European Deal Toys: Goldman, Italian Pet Supplies, Belgian Beer

    Italian pet supplies… Belgian beer… A Baltic Sea wind farm… A Goldman Sachs purchase… A Finnish LNG supplier… These are just some of the subject areas covered in our latest gallery of European deal toys beginning below. We also hope that you check out our previous galleries of European deal toys, which address an array […]

  • Asian Deal Toy Highlights: Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, & More

    From Tokyo office towers to subsea construction… The gallery below highlights an array of recent Asian deals—-including those in the transport, real estate, retail, energy, and cosmetics industries. Star Asia is a Tokyo-based REIT. Big C is Thailand’s second-largest hypermarket chain. The largest is the Thai unit of Tesco. The joint venture between Japanese engineering […]

  • European Deal Toys: Cars, Bikes, Private Equity & 290 hp!

    CR7 just bought a new car… Fresh off Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory, Cristiano Ronaldo—whose automobiles, wrecked or otherwise, have figured prominently in this blog—just purchased a $2.27 million Bugatti Veyron, aka “the fastest legal road car in the world”. But don’t be too jealous; he hasn’t been able to drive it yet…. He’s still on […]

  • Deal Toy Highlights: Cool Apps & Their Companies

    Yes, you’ve probably already heard of “that” app. Maybe it’s the one that purports to reveal a watermelon’s ripeness. (Melon Meter) Or lets you swallow a sword. (iSword) Or crowd-source real-time feedback and pointers during a date. (Crowdpilot) Or just altogether sap your motivation. (Demotivational Pics) But before doing anything to your motivation just yet, […]

  • European Deal Toys: Blackstone, Beaches, and Basketball

    The selection of deal toys included here, highlighting just some of the transactions we’ve helped commemorate recently in the UK and the Continent, is, well, eclectic. But that’s in keeping with the other European galleries we’ve recently put together. After all, our gallery of European IPO’s covered a good deal of ground: from bookmakers to […]

  • IB Deals On Tap: More Beer-Themed Deal Toys!

    Nothing to celebrate? There has to be something out there for us. After all, Cleveland just won a championship…finally. Euro 2016 has 8 countries still alive. Ramsey Bolton, on the other hand, is pretty much dead. And no one (so far at least) is clamoring to revive him. So anyway, now that you have a […]