The M&A market is simmering. The question is when it might hit full boil.
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.’s $3 billion deal to buy Tommy Hilfiger from Apax Partners has industry executives, private equity players and financial firms speculating on what deal will be next, and whether the floodgates are about to open on mergers and acquisitions activity given the rebounding economy. Those firms that hoarded cash in the downturn are now looking to spend it, while those who were irreparably weakened by the recession are hoping for a lifeline.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)