A year in deals: Time magazine’s top and worst deals of 2007

time magazine logoPaul Kedrosky’s blog, Infectious Greed drew my attention to Time’s Top 10 worst and top biz deals of 2007.

 

10 Worst Business Deals of 2007

Top 10 Best Business Deals of 2007

1 The Public Invests in Blackstone Group News Corp. Buys Down Jones For $5 Billion
2 Bear Stearns Cancels Everquest Financial IPO Blackstone Buys Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 Billion
3 DaimlerChrysler Pays to Unload Chrysler Google Buys DoubleClick for $3.1 Billion
4 Microsoft Overpays for Facebook RBS Consortium Wins Battle for ABN Amro
5 Cerberus Abandons United Rentals Rio Tinto Buys Alcan for $38.1 Billion
6 KKR and Goldman Sachs Break Tata Steel Buys Corus for $11.3 Billion
7 J.C. Flowers Reneges on Sallie Mae Nokia Buys Navteq for $8.1 Billion
8 Citigroup Sells Cheap to Abu Dhabi Citadel Buys 18% of E*Trade for $2.5 Billion
9 Bank of America Sinks $2 Billion in Countrywide Financial Blackstone Buys Hilton Hotels for $26 Billion
10 Virgin Money Bids for Northern Rock KKR Wangles Biggest LBO Ever

I also liked the top 10 list of websites – mainly because it wasn’t 100% populated by the ‘usual suspects’.

Top 10 websites of 2007

1. Make Money on Facebook: Lemonade.com
2. Hire a Virtual Assistant: AskSunday.com
3. Find Friends: Wink.com

4. Follow the Candidates Online: TechPresident.com
5.
Snoop Through Your Friends’ Libraries: Goodreads.com
6. Order In: Menupages.com
7. Travel Smart: DontForgetYourToothbrush.com
8. Give Back: Volunteermatch.com
9. Lose Weight: Fatsecret.com
10. Get a New Job: Indeed.com

Everyone loves a good list. Time.com has more of them – check out Time’s top 10 everything of 2007.

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.