And the winner of this year’s Golden Globes is……

China’s huge increase in outbound M&A activity in 2016 has today been given another boost by the announcement of yet another company with iconic and world-recognised brands being snapped up by Dalian Wanda, the company run by China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin.

Iconic 50’s brand “Playboy” in talks to be sold

Reports that iconic mens magazine brand Playboy is in talks to be sold represents further proof that intangible assets such as the company's bunny logo can help increase the absolute value of companies with fewer tangible assets.

Twitter is not tweeting on renewed speculation that it will sell itself!

Speculation that Walt Disney is among possible bidders for Twitter leads me to wonder where traditional M&A synergies exist between the parties.

Live Nation is considering taking its self out of the public eye

It’s definitely easier to move forward without being under the watchful eye of the world’s analysts and public shareholders.