Although the two office-supplies companies could realize meaningful cost synergies, the combined firm would still face enormous competitive pressures, says Morningstar's Liang Feng.
Growing corporate cash balances and slowing organic-growth opportunities could lead to increased deal volume this year even if economic uncertainty throttles some activity, says Morningstar's Bridget Freas.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Berkshire's stake in a $28 billion deal, Avon's not-so-pretty 1% sales growth, and more.
Morningstar recently upgraded several companies' moat ratings, and global equity research director Heather Brilliant explains why.
While the number and size of RIA mergers and acquisitions stayed relatively constant last year, the players shifted sharply, according to a new report released Monday by Schwab Advisor Services.
The acquisition increases Atlanta Capital's AUM to $950 million
Industry's pain is company's gain; 24 acquisitions since 1997
The U.K.-based global asset manager continues its growth plan in U.S. with the acquisition of a $14.3 billion firm and looks to further its reach with BDs and RIAs.
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