Crushing the competition: EQT shares surge 25% in one of the most successful private equity listings of the decade

EQT AB [STO:EQT] – Market Cap as of 04/10/2019 SEK 83.58bn (USD 8.49bn) Introduction On Tuesday, September 24th 2019, the Swedish group EQT— the second largest Private Equity group in Europe — listed on the Stockholm Nasdaq in what was the biggest Private Equity listing of the past decade and one of the most successful […]

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, […]

Consolidation in the Canadian Energy Sector Continues: Pembina to Acquire Veresen for C$9.7bn

Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: $17.38bn Veresen Inc. (TSE:VSN) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: C$5.81bn ($4.26bn) Introduction On May 1, 2017, Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced that it had agreed to buy smaller rival Veresen Inc. for about C$9.7bn, either paid through stock or cash, creating one of Canada’s largest […]

A Railway over the Wall: Grupo Mexico Acquires Florida East Coast Railway for $2.1bn

Grupo Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: GMEXICOB) — market cap as of 07/04/2017: MXN438.12bn ($23.47bn) Introduction On March 28, 2017, Mexican mining and railroad conglomerate Grupo Mexico SAB has agreed to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. (FEC) in a $2.1bn deal. By means of this purchase, Grupo México Transportes (Grupo Mexico’s transport subsidiary) […]

Boosting Infrastructure: More Pain than Gain

The rhetoric for increased infrastructure spending as a fiscal stimulus has been particularly popular this fall. Firstly, Mr. Trump in his campaign claimed that he is going “to fix inner cities and rebuild highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals”. Also, Phillip Hammond, the UK chancellor, in his Autumn Statement last week announced plans to […]