In a record year for deals, success and a few missteps

Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2015

It was an astounding year on all fronts, as deal makers grew more aggressive and shareholder activism reached new heights. The merger market is on track for a record $4 trillion-plus year. Deal makers are no doubt celebrating, but they may also want to reflect that in these heady days, there were more than a few missteps and F’s.