NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Initial public offerings for LinkedIn and Dunkin Donuts, takeovers of Mead Johnson Nutrition and Harley-Davidson, and a Cold Stone Creamery sale are among the 10 deals predicted by columnists from Dow Jones Investment Banker for 2010.
"Technology should lead the market in M&A quantity in 2010 as technology hardware, services and telecom/media are all businesses in transition and will use M&A to avoid obsolescence," said Adam Smallman, managing editor, Dow Jones Investment Banker. "Other areas that may see lots of activity in 2010 include the consumer products, pharmaceutical and automotive industries."
Telecom, Media and Technology
Rob Armstrong, senior columnist, Dow Jones Investment Banker, believes an IPO of LinkedIn and a sale of Allscripts to possibly Cerner, McKesson or General Electric are possible. Armstrong says, "The hire of a new CEO is a major step for any pre-IPO company and is often intended to show a commitment to potential investors that they have a tangible revenue model. LinkedIn's new CEO, Jeff Weiner, has close connections with venture capital and spent his career at Warner Brothers and Yaho
|SOURCE Dow Jones & Company|
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