Lou Whiteman

Lou Whiteman has covered transports and the industrials for The Deal for nearly two decades, developing extensive contacts including industry leaders, consultants, regulators and labor representatives. Whiteman has reported on negotiations between major airlines ahead of deal announcements, identified takeout targets in aerospace prior to auctions being made public and participated in briefings with regulators and airline CEOs. Prior to joining The Deal, Whiteman covered community and regional banks for American Banker and was also a reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal. He has appeared on numerous television and radio outlets, including CNN International and National Public Radio, and has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland.

Recent Articles By The Author

Tesla Holders Learn How to Trade SpaceX News

Tesla Holders Learn How to Trade SpaceX News

Shares of the automaker shrugged off Elon Musk's bold plan to colonize Mars, a rare sign of rational behavior in the usually volatile stock

Alaska, Virgin America Delay Close to Give DOJ More Time for review

Alaska, Virgin America Delay Close to Give DOJ More Time for review

The airlines said Monday they have agreed not to close their $4 billion deal until Oct. 17, delaying the Sept. 30 deadline for regulators to complete their review.

Expect Alaska/Virgin America Deal to Fly Through Turbulence

Expect Alaska/Virgin America Deal to Fly Through Turbulence

Investors are getting cold feet over whether Alaska's planned $4 billion purchase of Virgin America will pass regulatory muster. Expect a compromise.

Apple-McLaren Rumors Revive, and Then Potentially Crush, Dreams of a Tesla Deal

Apple-McLaren Rumors Revive, and Then Potentially Crush, Dreams of a Tesla Deal

A portion of Tesla bulls have long argued that should the company stumble, Apple would be there to provide funding or acquire it outright.

Tesla to Navigate Yet Another Speed Bump to Complete SolarCity Deal

Tesla to Navigate Yet Another Speed Bump to Complete SolarCity Deal

The controversial deal is subject of four shareholder lawsuits, with a hearing scheduled for mid-October to determine how to proceed.