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 […]

Allergan M&A Wave

Allergan (AGN) – Market cap as of 07/10/2016: $94.6bn About Allergan Allergan plc is a diversified global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It is considered to be a leader in “growth pharma”, after its newfound focus on branded pharmaceuticals. Since 2007 Allergan has made a number of acquisitions to enrich its portfolio and improve […]

PSBC IPO – Postal Savings Bank of China Now Public (and it is BIG!)

Postal Savings Bank of China Co. Ltd (HKG: 1658) – Market cap as of 30/09/2016: $49.63bn Introductions Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) rang the bell on Wednesday for its Hong Kong IPO at HK$4.77 ($0.61) a share. The PSBC listing is the largest IPO in terms of total proceeds since 2014, when Alibaba’s $25 […]

Micro Focus and HPE Software to Give Birth to One of the World’s Largest Software Companies

HP Inc. (HPQ) – Market cap as of 30/09/2016: $26.57bn Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) – Market cap as of 30/09/2016: $23.08bn Micro Focus International plc (MCRO) – Market cap as of 30/09/2016: $5.04bn Introduction On September 7, 2016, Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an $8.8bn “spin-merge”, where Micro Focus will acquire […]

Liberty Media Won the Formula One’s Acquisition Race

Liberty Media Group (LMCA, LMCB, LMCK) – market cap as of 28/09/2016: $9.61bn Introduction On September 7, Liberty Media Corporation, a US-based mass media company, announced a two-step acquisition of Formula One in a deal that values the company at $8bn, and its equity at $4.4bn. Liberty Media Corporation will perform the acquisition through a […]

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 […]

A new giant to save hearts: Abbott Laboratories acquires St. Jude Medical for 25bn

Introduction Abbott agreed on Thursday, May 5th, to acquire St. Jude Medical in a cash and stock offer for c. $25bn. By combining, Abbott and St. Jude Medical will capture a larger position across the market for cardiovascular devices. This was the largest in a flurry of health-care deals announced last week including Sanofi’s $9.3bn […]

Comcast’s dreams worked: Shrek finds a new home among the Minions

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Market cap as of 29/04/2016: $3.8bn Comcast Corporation, Market cap as of 29/04/2016: $147.12bn   Introduction Last Thursday April 28, 2016, Comcast Corporation announced after quick merger talks that it would acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG for $3.8bn in an all-cash transaction. DreamWorks Animation will be folded under Comcast’s NBCUniversal in its Universal […]

Nokia is “Connecting People” again with the Withings Acquisition

Nokia Corp.; market cap as of 29/04/16: €29.746bn Introduction On April 26, Finland-based Nokia announced plans to acquire France-headquartered healthcare wearables devices manufacturer Withings S.A. in a €170m cash deal. The transaction comes as Nokia seeks to make a consumer-focused comeback, prompted by slowing sales in its network equipment business. Also, the move displays a […]

Submerged shipping companies can do nothing but merge: CMA CGM acquires NOL for $2.4bn

Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. market cap as of 29/04/2016: SGD3.346bn (c. USD2.49bn) In the light of the slump in global trade caused by the economic crisis, the once-profitable container-shipping industry has been subject to a wave of consolidation in an attempt to recover from constant losses of the last five years. In order to do […]

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