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How Fast is Fast Enough? Advent International to acquire tech components manufacturer Laird for £1.2bn.

Laird plc (LON: LRD) – market cap as of 09/03/18: £979.8 m Introduction On March 1, 2018, Advent International announced it will acquire the UK electronic components producer Laird plc for £1.2bn, or £2/share. The deal marks yet another conquest for private equity firms in search for viable targets to employ their record amounts of […]

Albertsons and Rite Aid to merge in the latest move to contrast the growing threat posed by online e-commerce

Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) – market cap as of 23/02/2018: $2.22bn Introduction  On the 20th February, Rite Aid Corporation, one of the leading US drugstore chains, entered into a definitive merger agreement with Albertsons Companies, one of the largest American private equity-backed grocery retailers. The deal will result in the creation of a company with a combined enterprise […]

Coffee and Soda: Keurig to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple for $18.7bn in cash

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) – market cap as of 17/02/2018: $28.78bn Introduction On January 29, 2018, Keurig Green Mountain, the coffee group owned by JAB Holding, announced the acquisition of soda maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Under the terms of the reverse takeover, Keurig will pay $103.75 per share in a special cash dividend […]

“The train to IPO is cancelled, we apologize for the inconvenience”: Infrastructure Fund GIP bids €1.98bn for Italian Railway Group Italo-NTV

Introduction On the 8th of February 2018, the shareholders of the Italian high-speed train operator Italo-NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) (“The Company”) have accepted the offer of Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”) for the disposal of 100% of their stake, for an equity value of around €1.94bn. As a result, the plan to list 40% of the […]

Consolidation under the shadow of giants: Marvell and Cavium join forces in $6bn deal

  Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) – market cap as of 24/11/2017: $11.80bn Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM) – market cap as of 24/11/2017: $6.14bn Introduction On November 20, 2017, Marvell Technology Group has agreed to buy rival chipmaker Cavium in a cash and stock deal which values the target company at around $6bn. The deal marks […]

GGP Receives Unsolicited Proposal from Brookfield Property Partners

Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE:BPY) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $5.59bn General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $22.38bn Introduction On November 13, 2017, Brookfield Property Partners made a non-binding proposal to acquire all the outstanding shares of common stock of General Growth Properties. Brookfield Property Partners already owned 34% of the […]

Broadcom bids $130bn for Qualcomm in the largest pure technology deal

Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) – market cap as of 11/11/2017: $108.10bn Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) – market cap as of 11/11/2017: $95.19bn Introduction On November 3, 2017, Broadcom publicly announced an unsolicited $130bn offer to acquire Qualcomm, its California chip-making rival, which is backed by a strong portfolio of intellectual property that underpins cellular communications in most […]

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 […]

At Long Last: Toshiba to Sell its Memory Chip Unit to a Bain-led Consortium in a $17.7bn Deal

Toshiba Corporation (TYO: 6502) – market cap as of 30/09/2017: ¥1.33 trillion Introduction On September 28, 2017, Toshiba announced an agreement with Bain Capital to sell its memory chip business for $17.7bn. It was also announced that Bain Capital will create a special purpose entity to buy Toshiba’s division, which will be called Pangea. This […]

The Best Defense is Good Offense: Siemens and Alstom Merge Rail Operations to Prepare for Chinese Competition

Siemens AG (SIE:ETR) – market cap as of 29/09/2017: €101.32bn Alstom SA (ALO:EPA) – market cap as of 29/09/2017: €7.92bn Introduction The French rail transport company Alstom SA and the German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG announced on Tuesday 24 September 2017 that they agreed to merge their rail operations. The deal will create a European […]

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 […]

Amazon of Arabia: Jeff Bezos’ Giant Buys Souq in a Move to Enter the Middle East Market

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) — market cap as of 31/03/2017: $423.03bn Introduction On March 28, 2017, American electronic e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon.com announced its acquisition of Dubai-based Souq.com, in a move that is expected to bring a significant impact on the Middle East’s small but fast-growing e-commerce sector. According to people familiar with the […]

Snapchat’s IPO – analysis and implications

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) – market cap as of 10/03/2017: $25.54bn Company Overview Snapchat, launched on July 2011 under the name Picaboo, defines itself as a camera company. However, most of us identify Snap as a multimedia application for image messaging. Before the app became widely known, other social media such as Facebook or Instagram […]

Standard Life and Aberdeen’s Merger to Create a £660bn Asset Management Behemoth

Standard Life plc (SL.: LSE) – market cap as of 10/03/2017: £7.52bn Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (ADN: LSE) — market cap as of 10/03/2017: £3.77bn Introduction On March 6, 2017, it was announced that Standard Life plc (“Standard Life”) has agreed to acquire Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (“Aberdeen”) in an all-share transaction. Based on the […]

Go big or go home – Reckitt Benckiser to acquire Mead Johnson for $17.9bn

Reckitt Benckiser Group (LON: RB) – market cap as of 17/02/2017: $61.7bn (£49.71bn) Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) – market cap as of 17/02/2017: $16.05bn Introduction On 10 February 2017, UK-based consumer goods multinational Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and US-based infant nutrition leader Mead Johnson reached an agreement by means of which RB is to […]

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