Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

Despite low volumes, 2012 has been a fascinating year for dealmaking. Controversial deals, such as the long-running battle by Glencore, the commodity trader, to take over Xstrata, have dominated headlines. New frontiers, including Chinese international mergers and acquisitions, have emerged. Anousha Sakoui, the FT’s M&A correspondent, is joined by Jan Skarbek, head of investment banking at Citi, Charles Jacobs, a partner at Linklaters and Piers Pritchard Jones, a corporate partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the law firms, to review the year in dealmaking and to look ahead at trends for 2013.

 

Lucy Kellaway says lessons learnt from family life can pay off at work