Deutsche Bank AG is an international Universal bank with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank employs more than 81,000 people in 76 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the emerging markets. Deutsche Bank has offices in major financial centers, such as London, Moscow, Toronto, New York, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Furthermore, the bank is investing in expanding markets, such as the Middle East, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific. The bank offers financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients along with private and business clients. Services include sales, trading, and origination of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), risk management products, such as derivatives, corporate finance, wealth management, retail banking, fund management, and transaction banking. Deutsche Bank s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, since 2002, is Josef Ackermann. Deutsche Bank is listed on both the Frankfurt (FWB) and New York stock exchanges (NYSE).
Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Borders is the second-largest bookstore chain in the United States (after Barnes & Noble), selling a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals, as well as gifts and stationery. In 2004, Borders reached an agreement with Starbucks subsidiary Seattle's Best Coffee to operate the cafes in its domestic superstores under the Seattle's Best brand name. In 2008, Borders Group's total revenue was US $3.82 billion, of which $2.63 billion came from Borders Superstores, $2.00 billion from books, $480 million from Waldenbooks Specialty Retail, $622 million from alternative markets, $371 million from music/DVDs, and $284 million from periodicals. As of 2009, there are 517 Borders stores in the United States, and approximately 466 stores in the Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express, Borders airport stores, and Borders Outlet. During the autumn and winter months, Borders also operates calendar stores and mall kiosks under the Day By Day Calendar Company name.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE: OZM) is a global hedge fund and alternative asset management firm. As of November 4, 2008, the firm had approximately $28.3 billion of assets under management. The firm operates multiple investment strategies, including merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, equity restructuring, credit and distressed investments, private investments and real estate. As of September 2008, Och-Ziff employed 150 investment professionals from its headquarters in New York and offices in London, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Tokyo, and Beijing.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC, though commonly referred to as Orbital) is a company which specializes in satellite launch and manufacture. Its Launch Systems Group is heavily involved with missile defense launch systems. Orbital formerly owned ORBIMAGE (now GeoEye) and the Magellan line of GPS receivers, though they are now divested (the latter to Thales). Orbital's NYSE ticker symbol is ORB. It has its headquarters in the Dulles area of unincorporated Loudoun County, Virginia, United States.
VinnEX is a simulated real-time Virtual Stock Market Game (National Stock Exchange of India and NYSE). It was developed by Gaurav Sharma and Manan K Shah, and was put on the internet by a group of students from NIT Warangal. during the technical fest of NIT Warangal called technozion under the event name karobar.Since then Vinnex has collaborated with over 15 universities including Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad , Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Goa Campus, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management,various NITs and other engineering colleges.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! PacifiCare Health Systems (former NYSE symbol PHS) was a Fortune 500 healthcare company based in Cypress, California. It was acquired by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in late 2005, which continues to market health plans under the PacifiCare name. PacifiCare has more than 3 million health plan members and approximately 10 million specialty plan members nationwide. PacifiCare offers individuals, employers and Medicare beneficiaries a variety of consumer-driven health care and life insurance products.The company had 7,500 employees nationwide at the time of the acquisition by UnitedHealth.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Merger attempt with London Stock Exchange In December 2005, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) rejected a Pds. 1.6 billion takeover offer from Macquarie Bank. The LSE described the offer as "derisory." It then received a bid in March 2006 for Pds. 2.4 billion from NASDAQ, which was also rejected by the LSE. NASDAQ later pulled its bid, and less than two weeks later on April 11, 2006, struck a deal with LSE's largest shareholder, Ameriprise Financial's Threadneedle Asset Management unit, to acquire all of that firm's stake, consisting of 35.4 million shares, at Pds. 11.75 per share. NASDAQ also purchased 2.69 million additional shares, resulting in a total stake of 15%. While the seller of those shares was undisclosed, it occurred simultaneously with a sale by Scottish Widows of 2.69 million shares. The move was seen as an effort to force LSE to negotiate either a partnership or eventual merger, as well as to block other suitors such as NYSE Group, owner of the New York Stock Exchange.
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The Blackstone Group, L.P. (NYSE: BX) is an alternative asset management and financial services company that specializes in private equity, real estate, and marketable alternative investment strategies, as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructuring, and fund-placement advisory services. Blackstone's private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyout transactions over the last decade while its real estate business has been an active acquirer of commercial real estate. Since inception, Blackstone has completed investments in such notable companies as Hilton Worldwide, Equity Office Properties, Apria Healthcare, Republic Services, AlliedBarton, United Biscuits, Freescale Semiconductor and Travelport. The firm was founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, who had previously worked together at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.