Category: Equity Deals

Consolidate or Perish: Largest Japanese Freight Ship Companies to Combine Container Shipping Operations

Nippon Yusen K.K. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥326.51bn (€2.94bn) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥320.87bn (€2.89bn) Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥225.45bn (€2.03bn) Introduction On October 31, Nippon Yusen K.K., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha reached an agreement to combine their […]

GE-Baker Hughes: A New Oil Services Behemoth?

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) — market cap as of 04/11/2016: $251.59bn Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) — market cap as of 04/11/2016: $24.57bn Introduction In a statement on Monday – October 31, 2016 – General Electric (GE) announced its intention to combine its gas and oil division with Baker Hughes, the oilfield services group. […]

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 […]

Times are Smoking Hot! – BAT to Acquire the Remaining Stake in Reynolds for $47bn

British American Tobacco Plc. (BATS)—market cap as of 28/10/16: £87.26bn Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI)—market cap as of 28/10/16: $78.16bn Introduction On October 21, 2016, British American Tobacco (“BAT”) delivered a non-binding merger proposal to Reynolds American Inc. (“Reynolds”). Through this $47bn deal, BAT will acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds’ shares it does not currently […]

Information is Power: Blockbuster Media Merger Faces Political Skepticism

AT&T Inc. (NASDAQ T:NYQ)—market cap as of 28/10/16: $224.61bn Time Warner Inc. (NASDAQ TWX:NYQ)—market cap as of 28/10/16: $68.04bn Introduction On October 22, 2016, AT&T Inc. announced the acquisition of Time Warner Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $108.7bn including Time Warner’s $23.3bn Net Debt. AT&T will pay $107.50 per share to […]

Janus Henderson Capital, a $320 Billion Asset Manager

Henderson Group Plc. (HGG) – Market cap as of 07/10/2016: £2.86bn ($3.55bn) Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) – Market cap as of 07/10/2016: $2.54bn Introduction On October 3, 2016, the two asset managers Henderson Group Plc. and Janus Capital Group Inc. announced that they will combine their assets in a $6bn merger of equals. This […]

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