John Howard, CEO of Irving Place Capital, was a panelist at The Deal's M&A Outlook 2009 conference. In this clip, Howard talks about what actions he would like to see the government take over the next year. Those actions include freeing up liquidity, helping consumer confidence and a possible auto bailout.
Concerning the auto bailout, Howard said, "This issue about the government bailing out the auto businesses. The point that was made before is that it is critical for our economy that this happen, but simultaneously the way those businesses are run has to change. How you do that as a government is a very tricky issue."
Investment bank Berkery, Noyes & Co. hired Vineet Asthana (an avid squash player) as a managing director in the telecom, media and technology group. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
If Warren Buffett is right that investors should be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful, it's time to be greedy-at least with oil and gas stocks. And two big oilfield services mergers are creating perhaps the best bets. More video