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  • NEW YORK, March 18- More than half of the 17 senior managing directors working in Blackstone Group LP's mergers and acquisitions advisory arm may leave as the business is combined with the advisory firm headed by star Wall Street investment banker Paul Taubman, according to people familiar with the matter. Since he left a senior role at Morgan Stanley in 2012 to...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO March 10- HumakerUBS AG has poached a U.S. team of some 15 oil and gas investment bankers from Bank of Montreal, significantly weakening the energy dealmaking capacity at Canada's fourth-largest bank, people familiar with the matter said. The moves come amid plummeting oil prices that have prompted banks to try to lure talented energy bankers...

  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Shares in China's steelmarkers outshone long-time international rivals in 2014 as Chinese mills overwhelmed buyers with cheap prices. Shares of Hebei Iron and Steel, the listed unit of top Chinese producer Hebei Steel Group, soared more than 90 percent last year. While those gains mirrored the broader rally in Chinese...

  • Armstrong World's floorings business recorded sales of $1.26 billion in 2014, or about 49 percent of total revenue. Armstrong World also reported smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, hurt by lower sales in the Americas as well as a stronger dollar. Armstrong World exited its European flooring business in December due to cooling housing demand...

  • *Q4 adjusted loss 23 cents/ share vs est 32 cents. Feb 12- Rig contractor Hercules Offshore Inc said it slashed its workforce by nearly a third and cut salaries, as the company keeps a tight leash on costs to counter a fall in demand due to a slump in crude oil prices. Oil and gas producers, drillers and services providers such as Cenovus Energy Inc, BG Group Plc,...

  • *Q4 adjusted loss of 23 cents/ share vs estimate of 32 cents. *Company had cut 15 pct jobs, shut 4 rigs in Gulf of Mexico. Larger rival Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and land driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc have warned of a challenging 2015..

  • MOSCOW, Feb 8- Russia has put 199 major companies on a list of strategic firms eligible for state assistance under the government's plan to help the ailing economy, the Economy Ministry said on Sunday. Russia is sliding towards recession and Moscow has come up with an anti-crisis plan promising state support for various sectors of the economy but giving few...

  • Feb 5- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as a jump in corporate dealmaking boosted M&A advisory fees. Lazard's M&A and other advisory fees rose 17 percent to $297.2 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from a year earlier. Among the deals Lazard advised on during the quarter were specialty...

  • *Banks bulking up include Barclays, RBS, SocGen, Naxitis. SYDNEY, Feb 5- European investment banks that scaled back in Australia after the global financial crisis are scrambling to rebuild advisory and financing teams, keen for a slice of A $90 billion worth of privatisations expected in the next three years. With investors focused on countries possessing high...

  • Prokhorov: Want the Brooklyn Nets? Call me Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov

    Brooklyn Nets ownership is open to offers to sell stake in the team, but nothing is imminent, owner Mikhail Prokhorov said.

  • Roger Altman: Oil collapse like $200B stimulus Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    Roger Altman, founder and chairman, Evercore Partners.

    The U.S. economy is "gathering strength" and plummeting oil prices are actually a "big plus" for Americans, Evercore's Roger Altman tells CNBC.

  • *BMW and China dealers reach settlement over subsidies. *Dealers say $820 mln deal struck, BMW declines confirm details. SHANGHAI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 5- BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan to auto dealers in China who pressured the world's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday.

  • *BMW and China dealers reach settlement over subsidies. SHANGHAI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 5- BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan to auto dealers who pressured Europe's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms in the world's largest car market, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday. BMW started subsidizing its dealers in 2012 due to falling...

  • Boutique M&A firms log one helluva year Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    A Goldman Sachs sign hangs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The M&A frenzy this year will mean bonus checks for Wall Street's biggest rainmakers. But the happiest bankers may work at small firms.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- With the U.S. third-quarter. While most Standard& Poor's 500 companies beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter earnings, many just barely topped estimates, said Pankaj Patel, head of quantitative research at Evercore ISI in New York. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported results as of early this week, 66 percent exceeded expectations,...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its digital money transfer services. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram International Inc,...

  • Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc said it was on track to exceed its full-year organic revenue growth target, thanks to increased advertising by U.S. businesses. Omnicom, whose $35 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was called off in May, forecast full-year organic revenue growth of around 4 percent in February. Omnicom's clients include Apple Inc,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. ad spending boosts Omnicom third quarter Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, boosted by higher ad spending in the United States. Omnicom, whose merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was aborted in May, said revenue rose 7.4 percent to $3.75 billion in the third quarter while ad revenue rose 12.5 percent.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 14- CME Group Inc plans to eliminate 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 150 jobs, with most cuts hitting its Chicago headquarters, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman declined to say how much money the cost cuts will save at CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Oct 6- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion, one of the highest prices per room ever paid for a U.S. hotel. Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd will pay $1.38 million per room for the Manhattan hotel that was once home to Marilyn Monroe, in a deal that will see Hilton...