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 […]

Still a long way to go: Hochtief’s bid opens takeover battle with Atlantia for Abertis Infraestructuras

Hochtief AG (ETR: HOT) – market cap as of 03/11/17: €9.87bn Atlantia SpA (BIT: ATL) – market cap as of 03/11/17: €22.68bn Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (BME: ABE) – market cap as of 03/11/17: €18.34bn Introduction On October 19, the German construction company Hochtief announced a counterbid of c. €19bn for the Spanish infrastructure company Abertis, […]

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 […]

Airbus Joins Bombardier: the C Series Programme Takes Off

Airbus SE (EPA:AIR) – market cap as of 26/10/2017: USD 64.64bn Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) – market cap as of 26/10/2017: CAD 6.16bn Introduction On October 16, 2017, Airbus and Bombardier signed an agreement to become partners on the C Series aircraft program. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support […]

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 […]

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 […]

Siemens Doubles Down on its Software Business with the $4.5bn Acquisition of Mentor Graphics

Siemens AG (ETR: SIE)—market cap as of 28/04/2017: €111.86bn Introduction On November 14, 2016, Siemens, Europe’s largest manufacturing and electronics conglomerate, announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the electronic design automation company Mentor Graphics, in a transaction valued at c. $4.5bn. The cash offer of $37.25 per share represents a 21% […]

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 […]

Will the U.S. Government Lift Terex Out of Zoomlion’s Hands?

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd.; Market Cap HK$17.24 bn (as of 19/02/2016) Terex Corporation; Market Cap: US$2.4 bn (as of 19/02/2016)   Introduction Zoomlion has made a US$3.3bn non-binding offer to buy US-based company Terex in hopes of foiling the proposed merger between Terex and Konecranes. Zoomlion’s unsolicited offer is currently under […]

Holcim and Lafarge to revise their $40bn mega-merger talks?

Holcim Ltd: Market Cap (as of 13/03/2015): CHF24.52bn Lafarge SA: Market Cap (as of 13/03/2015): €18.6bn Introduction Back in April 2014 Holcim and Lafarge, the two most prominent players in the global cement industry, agreed to consolidate into LafargeHolcim Group, in a merger of “equals” worth $41.0bn in total. Through consolidation the newly formed corporation […]