Bob O'Brien

Bob O’Brien is a senior writer at The Deal, covering private equity and writing both breaking news and feature articles. Previously, O’Brien spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal and was featured as an on-air reporter on CNBC television, as part of the WSJ’s licensing agreement with NBC Universal. He also wrote feature stories for Barron’s magazine as well as an investment blog for Barrons online.

Recent Articles By The Author

Deals of the Week: Deal Flow Still Skews Toward the Middle Market

Deals of the Week: Deal Flow Still Skews Toward the Middle Market

Yahoo!'s sale of its operating business shows what the week's deals look like.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Seen in Sights of Hungry PE Firms

Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Seen in Sights of Hungry PE Firms

Server and storage provider faces cloud competition, but may be takeover bait.

FireEye Can Stop Cyber Crime But Not A Takeover

FireEye Can Stop Cyber Crime But Not A Takeover

The cybersecurity products provider looks increasingly like the target of bigger tech enterprises.

General Mills Looks Like a Target, Just Not to Who You Might Think

General Mills Looks Like a Target, Just Not to Who You Might Think

Continued consolidation in the branded products sector leads to all kinds of speculation, but don't overlook other suitors.

Deals of the Week: Election Overhang

Deals of the Week: Election Overhang

The outcome of fall voting suggests some unwelcome uncertainty for the M&A community.