Citigroup and Deutsche Bank have been left holding a sizeable stake in German lighting group Osram Licht after a block trade deal turned sour, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. In block trades, banks buy large numbers of shares in a company through a private sale before selling them on to the open market in smaller chunks. The resale price is usually more than the purchase price, thereby winning the banks a profit....
Observers could be forgiven for feeling Citigroup’s meteoric rise up this year’s investment banking league tables looks too good to be true. So far this year the bank has overtaken Goldman to rank second for investment banking revenues in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to data provider Dealogic. It is Citi’s highest ranking in Emea since records began and no top-five bank has managed a bigger year-on-year increase in market share since 2009....
The latest accounts from M&A advisory boutique Zaoui & Co raise an interesting question about how boutiques plan for the future. The firm’s UK entity saw revenues fall sharply in 2016 and overall it made loss of more than £1m, down from profits of almost £8.7m the year before. It is less clear if the firm as a whole posted a loss as these are UK accounts and the firm’s three known mandates were all in Europe, according to...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".