The Final Mayday Call: Monarch Airlines Collapsed and Entered Administration

About Monarch Airlines Monarch Airlines was a British low-cost airline that mainly operated in the Mediterranean. It was the UK’s fifth largest airline and the largest ever to collapse. In 1967 two British businessmen, backed by the financing provided by the Italian-Swiss Mantegazza family, founded Monarch to promote air travels to ordinary families rather than […]

Another Aerospace & Defense Mega-Deal: Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $7.8bn

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) – market cap as of 23/09/2017: $49.02bn Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) – market cap as of 23/09/2017: $7.64bn Introduction On September 18, 2017, aerospace giant Northrop Grumman announced the acquisition of Orbital ATK for approximately $9.2bn, of which $1.4bn financed through debt. The deal, to be completed around mid-2018 subject to […]

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 […]

Suppliers of Aircraft Manufacturers Shooting for the Stars: Safran to acquire Zodiac Aerospace for €9.7bn

Safran S.A. (EPA: SAF) – market cap as of 03/03/2017: €28.61bn Zodiac Aerospace S.A. (EPA: ZC) – market cap as of 03/03/2017: €8.03bn Introduction On January 19, 2017, the French multinational plane engine manufacturer Safran announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the aircraft seat supplier Zodiac Aerospace in a transaction valued […]