Kenneth Moelis is set to harvest the rewards of setting up his own business as his merger advisory firm heads toward an initial public offering.
It turned out to be an expensive mistake for Mark Zuckerberg.
The 2007 merger that created Bank of New York Mellon, the custody bank, failed to deliver higher profits as the company lags behind its biggest rivals, according to Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA.
Bank of America learned a ton about how to consolidate technology portfolios as it gobbled up other banks over decades of growth.
Barclays lost three senior mergers and acquisitions bankers to Rothschild in recent weeks according to reports.
Hewlett-Packard tried to pull out of its $11bn (£7bn) takeover of British software firm Autonomy before the deal closed, according to claims in a $1bn shareholder lawsuit brought against the US computer maker.
Technology billionaire Michael Dell's plans to take his troubled computer company private were dealt a blow on Monday as two rivals topped his offer and raised the prospects of a bidding war.
Worldwide M&A Up 6% from 2012; Best Annual Period for Deal Making in Two Years
Bloomberg's Olivia Sterns recaps the major deals that drove the biggest week of M&A activity since 2008.