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

Dollar General Seen Suffering From Rising Wage Pressures, Competition

Dollar General Seen Suffering From Rising Wage Pressures, Competition

Dollar stores engage in a new arms race to improve store quality and accelerate the pace of new openings.

Vapor Smoking Device Could Spark Altria, Philip Morris Reunion

Vapor Smoking Device Could Spark Altria, Philip Morris Reunion

Analysts see prospects of further consolidation in the tobacco sector.

Enjoy a Refreshing Coke, Brought to You by ... Budweiser?

Enjoy a Refreshing Coke, Brought to You by ... Budweiser?

Analysts see merit, and a real possibility, in the linkup of the brewing giant and the global soft drink brand.

The Merger Frenzy Is On: Here's What to Expect from the Rest of 2017

The Merger Frenzy Is On: Here's What to Expect from the Rest of 2017

This year's profitable trends look to persist into 2017.