Brookfield Business and CDPQ made the day of Johnson Controls’ Shareholders by acquiring Power Solution Business for $13.2bn

Johnson Control International PLC [JCI: NYSE] – Market Cap as of 21/11/2018 $30.754bn Brookfield Business Partners LP [BBU: NYSE] – Market Cap as of 21/11/2018 $4.613bn Introduction On November 13th, 2018 Johnson Control International announced its intentions to sell Power Solutions Business, one of its most profitable divisions. Generating $8bn of revenues so far this […]

Pit stop for external growth: KKR owned Calsonic Kansei acquires FCA owned Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) – market cap as of 31/10/2018: USD 23.978bn KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) – market cap as of: 31/10/2018: USD 19.176bn Introduction On October 22, 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced the sale of its automotive components unit Magneti Marelli for a price of €6.2bn to leading Japanese […]

The first British carmaker to ever hit the Market: how much will it take for the new Aston Martin IPO to go from zero to FTSE?

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc (AML: GB) – market cap as of 8/10/2018: €3.6bn Introduction Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury sports cars, completed its Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange on October 3rd, 2018. The issue price of £19 a share corresponds to […]

Special Report: Pirelli IPO

Introduction On 28-Sep-17, the Italian newspaper ‘Il Sole 24Ore’ has reported the news that Pirelli will tap the market at €6.5 per share, settling at the bottom of the updated price range (€6.5 – €6.7) and implying a market cap of €6.5b. The price set is significant for two reasons: it is at the bottom […]

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 […]

Tesla’s Race to the Sun

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $30.85bn SolarCity (SCTY) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $1.93bn Introduction On August 1, 2016 Tesla Motors (“Tesla”), US electric cars developer and manufacturer, agreed to acquire SolarCity, US provider of solar energy services, in a $2.6bn deal. Tesla shareholders will receive 1 share of […]

Ferrari: too fast outside the circuit?

[edmc id= 3236]Download here the Ferrari Pitch[/edmc] After having covered the IPO of Ferrari (http://www.bsic.it/wanna-flawless-ferrari-52-now-feasible/) in detail a couple of weeks ago, we are now trying to identify RACE’s market positioning in terms of multiples. The structure of the analysis is as follows: firstly, we plot Ferrari’s positioning against major automakers and luxury brands in terms […]

The Volkswagen Scandal: A New Beginning for the Automotive Industry?

Volkswagen AG; market cap (as of 25/09/15): €55.0bn   Small Software, Big Turmoil Volkswagen, the second largest carmaker in the world, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, is in the middle of one of the largest automotive scandals to date. The company was discovered cheating on the emission tests by installing software that limits the harmful fumes […]

Daimler – Shifting into the next gear

Driven by strong growth in China, the announcement of QE in the Eurozone and a solid recovery in the US, the automotive sector experienced a remarkable rally since the beginning of the year to the end of June. The SXAP (STOXX Europe 600 Automobiles & Parts Index) expanded more than 29% during the five months […]

Long Tesla Motors

Elon Musk’s creation, after having beaten analysts’  estimates just 11 days ago following the release of its first quarter earnings – which proved to be way beyond expectations – is now on a tough up-going rally. Surely this trade should have been implemented earlier but we believe there is still room for profit. Tesla intends […]