Category: Business Valuation

Disruptive Trends in Tech M&A: The Cases of Microsoft and Snapchat

Introduction Over the past years, the technology industry experienced an overwhelming volume of M&A activity. The following article aims at outlining the motivations behind this phenomenon and at identifying numerous disrupting factors. Microsoft’s acquisition of the professional social network LinkedIn, as well as Snapchat’s rebranding strategy and potential IPO in 2017 will serve as examples […]

The Automotive Industry Revolution

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) – Market cap as of 6/10/16: $542.35bn Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) – Market cap as of 6/10/16: €7.55bn Apple Inc. (AAPL) – Market cap as of 6/10/16: $613.96bn Introduction The automotive industry is one of the businesses which is going to be affected the most by the technological innovations of recent […]

Piazza Affari gets fit! The Technogym IPO

Technogym S.p.A.; market cap as of 07/05/2016: €759.600m   About Technogym Technogym is a manufacturer of equipment for sports and training based in Cesena. In 1983, the Italian entrepreneur Nerio Alessandri, founded Technogym at age of 22. Mr. Alessandri began building exercise equipment in the garage of his home. Today, Technogym is the leader in […]

Time for a change: What’s going on with Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. market cap as of 22/04/2016: $35.15bn Introduction Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational technology company founded in 1994 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is well known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search and related services. Its global network counts over 3bn views per day, making it the 3rd most visited […]

Ride-Hailing Wars – The Anti-UBER Alliance Awakens

About Uber Headquartered in San-Francisco Uber Inc., known as everyone’s private driver, is the largest mobile app-based transportation company in the world in terms of both network and valuation. It was founded in 2009 and underwent a period of aggressive growth unlike any other tech company. In less than six years Uber has landed its […]

Biggest Chinese Acquisition of a U.S Technology Target Yet

Ingram Micro Inc.; market cap as of 19/02/2016: $5.44bn Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co., Ltd.; market cap as of 19/02/2016: $2.58bn    Introduction On February 17, 2016, Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co., Ltd. (Tianjin) (SSE A Share: 600751 and SSE B Share: 900938), a container shipping and freight agency company, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire […]

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