Facebook has successfully completed the biggest tech IPO in history, raising $16 billion and making billionaires of its founders and early investors and millionaires of many of its employees. And miraculously, this was achieved in a market that is quickly heading south, as fears and emotions escalate against the backdrop of a possible Grexit from the Euro and who knows what else.
With summer at last in full swing in Moscow after one of the longest, coldest winters in many years, can we also look forward to brighter prospects in the M&A world? The financial crisis froze the M&A market worldwide with deal numbers and values plummeting like the thermometer at the end of a Russian fall. But recent data suggests a recovery is now in full swing in all major markets, including Russia.