Category: M&A Deals

Another Alternative to Grow in the US Energy Market: Sempra Energy to Acquire Oncor for $18.8bn

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) – market cap as of 16/09/2017: $29.39bn Introduction On August 20, 2017, Sempra Energy announced an agreement to acquire the 80% stake that Energy Future Holdings Corporation holds in Oncor Electric Delivery Company. The deal agreement ends a series of bids from relevant players, with Sempra being the fourth public suitor for […]

Aerospace is Flying High: US United Technology and Rockwell Collins to Merge in a New Giant

United Technology Corp. (UTX:NYSE) – market cap as of 16/09/2017: $90.33bn Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL:NYSE) – market cap as of 16/09/2017: $21.30bn Introduction On September 4, 2017, United Technology Corp. announced the definitive agreement to acquire the aviation system and cabin equipment maker Rockwell Collins Inc. for a total transaction value of $30bn ($140 per […]

Amazon completes acquisition of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) — market cap as of 15/09/2017: $476.64bn Introduction On June 16, 2017, it was announced that Amazon.com Inc. (“Amazon”) had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. (“Whole Foods”), for a total cash consideration of approximately $13.7bn, including net debt. This is the latest deal in a sector that has been consolidating […]

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! Cinven and Bain Capital to Acquire STADA for €5.3bn after Intense Bidding War

Stada Arzneimittel AG (FWB: SAZ) – market cap as of 21/04/2017: €4.02bn Intel Cinven Partners LLP – private company – AUM as of FY 2015: €10.60bn Bain Capital Private Equity, LP – private company – AUM as of 04/04/2017: $32.40bn Introduction On April 10, 2017, Bain Capital Private Equity, LP (“Bain Capital PE”) and Cinven […]

7-Eleven Owner Upgrades: Seven & i Holdings to Purchase Sunoco’s Assets for $3.3bn

Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd. (TYO: 3382) – market cap as of 07/04/2017: ¥4.11tn ($37.0bn) Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – market cap as of 07/04/2017: $3.38bn Introduction On April 6, 2017, the worldwide Japanese retail-store operator Seven & i Holdings Co. announced that it would acquire more than 1,000 gas stations and convenience stores […]

European Car Makers in Pole Position: PSA Group to Acquire GM’s European Businesses for €2.2bn

Peugeot SA (EPA: UG) – market cap as of 11/03/2017: €15.79bn General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) – market cap as of 11/03/2017: $55.17bn Introduction On March 6, 2017, PSA Group announced an agreement with General Motors Co. whereby the French holding will acquire GM’s Opel and Vauxhall subsidiaries, together with GM Financial’s European operations in […]

Barbarians at the Fortress Gate: SoftBank Shows its Global Ambitions

SoftBank Group Corp (TYO:9984)—market cap as of 17/02/17: ¥88.84tn (€74.19bn) Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG)—market cap as of 17/02/17: $3.08bn Introduction On February 14, 2017, the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. announced the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group LLC for $3.3bn in cash. The deal represents a radical departure from SoftBank’s traditional technology and telecommunications […]

Allergan Wants to Get You back in Shape and Make Money Out of It.. : Allergan to Acquire Zeltiq Aesthetics for $2.5bn

Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN) – market cap as of 16/02/2017: $82.86bn Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) – market cap as of 16/02/2017: $2.23bn Introduction On February 13, 2017, the biopharmaceutical giant Allergan PLC announced that it entered into an agreement to purchase the medical technology company Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. in an all-cash transaction that is […]

When a Unicorn’s IPO Turns into a Last Moment Acquisition: Cisco to buy AppDynamics

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) – market cap as of 09/02/2017: $158.55bn AppDynamics – private company Introduction On January 24, 2017, Cisco Systems Inc. announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the private software company AppDynamics Inc. in a transaction that is valued at c. $3.7bn. According to the firm’s press release, the […]

A Twisted Deal Structure: Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30bn in Cash

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) — market cap as of 10/02/2017: $310.36bn Actelion (VTX: ATLN) – market cap as of 10/02/2017: CHF 28.13bn   Introduction On the January 26, 2017, the US healthcare behemoth Johnson & Johnson announced the acquisition of the Swiss biotech company Actelion for $30bn in cash. The final arrangement came after […]

Dreams Come True: Luxottica and Essilor to Merge

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (BIT: LUX) — market cap as of 10/02/2016: €24.15bn Essilor International SA (EPA: EI) — market cap as of 10/02/2016: €23.72bn Introduction On January 16, 2017, Italy-based eyewear leader Luxottica SpA and French lensmaker Essilor International SA announced one of the largest cross-border mergers ever in Europe. The combined company, which should […]

A Five-calories Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away…or not? Dr Pepper Snapple Acquires Bai Brands for $1.7bn

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) — market cap as of 24/11/2016: $16.031bn Introduction On November 22, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., an American beverage producer, agreed to acquire Bai Brands, another American beverage producer focused on antioxidant beverages, for $1.7bn. The deal emerges as traditional customers sway away from sugary drinks and […]

Chinese European Shopping Still Hot: Ctrip.com to Acquire Skyscanner

Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP:US) – Market Cap as of 26/11/2016: $22.4bn Introduction On November 23, 2016, Ctrip.com announced the acquisition of the UK travel website, Skyscanner, for £1.4bn. Ctrip looks to consolidate its position in the European market providing services for an increasing number of Chinese people flying to Europe (120 million last year – […]

Boral Building Up its US Presence with $2.6bn Acquisition of Headwaters

Boral Limited (BLD) – market cap as of 26/11/2016: A$3.79bn Headwaters Inc. (HW) – market cap as of 26/11/2016: $1.77bn Introduction On November 20, 2016, Boral announced the acquisition of Headwaters, a Utah-based stone veneer manufacturer, for $24.25 per share. Boral will pay $1.8bn in cash, for a total EV of $2.6bn. This way, Australia’s […]

Tech Behind the Wheel: Samsung to Acquire Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930:KSE) – market cap as of 18/11/2016: $188.98bn (KRW223.117tn) Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR:NYSE) – market cap as of 18/11/2016: $ 7.622bn Introduction On November 14, Samsung Electronics Co. announced the acquisition of Harman International Industries Inc. for a total equity value of approximately $8bn, and a value per share of […]

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