M&A Seeing Growth Spurt, More to Come

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Overview

The thrift that companies exercised during the recession by building up their balance sheets is coming back to haunt them in the form of pressure to buy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Nonna Gleyzer

Lifestyle

Nonna Gleyzer, the Body Stylist

L.A.’s go-to Pilates instructor has worked with everyone from Sting to Saudi princesses.

clock March 15, 2011Marcy Medina

Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Lifestyle

Phoenix Art Museum Gifted Couture Collection

Ann Bonfoey Taylor spent a lifetime amassing pristine quantities of Balenciaga, Charles James and Madame Grès, among others.

clock March 15, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Rick Darling and Kevin Burke

Government and Trade

New AAFA Chairman Lays Out Agenda

Rick Darling brings 25 years of retail, wholesale, merchandising and supply chain management experience to the role.

clock March 15, 2011Kristi Ellis

After gaining duty free status with the U.S., some mills from Oman exhibited at Sourcing at MAGIC for the first time.

Financial

Vendors Weigh Key Issues at Sourcing Fair

Politics and pricing dominated the discussion at the Sourcing at Magic trade expo in Las Vegas.

clock March 15, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

John Howard

Financial

John Howard, the Merchant Investor

Irving Place Capital’s ceo has a penchant for retail, a merchandising pedigree, cash to invest and, surprisingly, a sense of humor.

clock March 15, 2011Evan Clark

Global M&A Deal Size Breakdown

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Seeing Growth Spurt, More to Come

Global activity is likely to spike as companies are pressured to spend their cash hoards.

clock March 15, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Giulia rien à mettre

Markets

Mi Milano Shows Global Side

Some 73 countries were represented at the show.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Alessandra Marchi fashion show in subway.

Markets

Eclectic Mix at White Trade Fair

Innovative displays and venues highlight the veteran Milan exhibition.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Cloudnine

Markets

Pitti Fairs Show Some Bounce

Trio of shows touted importance of social media, highlighted young designers.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Solange Knowles

Eye

Solange Takes Over Made by Google Party

clock 5hLeigh Nordstrom

Social Studies