Ronald Orol leads The Deal's coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.” Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol’s reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to dealmaking, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.
Recent Articles By The Author
Broadcom vs. Qualcomm: A Visual Blow-By-Blow
Thus ends a months-long battle that actually can be traced even further back to talks between the two chipmaker giants in 2016.
China's Review of Qualcomm's NXP Deal in Spotlight After U.S. Blocks Broadcom
Some big investors wonder whether the Chinese regulator, Mofcom, will move to block the chipmaker's acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in retaliation to the Trump administration's move to block Broadcom's hostile $79 a share bid for Qualcomm.
What May Happen Next After Trump's Blocking of Broadcom's Deal for Qualcomm
The Trump administration shocked most people by intervening in Broadcom's contentious battle to acquire Qualcomm. TheStreet's senior reporter Ron Orol weighs in.
In Bid for Qualcomm, Broadcom Speeds Up Plan to Become a U.S. Firm
The chipmaker now said it will officially be redomiciled in the U.S. by April 3, a move that could make it harder for the government conclude that its offer violates national security. But a report saying that Broadcom has violated a government order suggests the government could step in to block the deal sooner.
Mnuchin Weighs In as Skeptics Put Broadcom's 5G Pledge in Focus
Broadcom is hoping its latest letter, this time to Congress will convince an inter-agency, national-security focused review panel to drop its review of the chipmaker's hostile bid to buy Qualcomm.