Unicorns are out of shape: Peloton Interactive IPO raises some concerns

Peloton Interactive Inc. [NASDAQ: PTON] – Market Cap as of 12/10/2019 $6.26bn   Introduction On September 26th, 2019, Peloton, an American exercise equipment and media company, went public on the Nasdaq raising $1.16bn via its IPO. The company raised this capital through floating 40 million new shares at $29, effectively giving the company a valuation […]

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 […]

Renesas-IDT: the revamp of deals in the chipmaking industry

Renesas Electronics Corp. (TYO: 6723) – market cap as of 17/09/2018: ¥1.21tn Integrated Device Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: IDTI) – market cap as of 17/09/2018: $6.05bn Exchange rate: 1 JPY (¥) = 0.0089 USD ($) Introduction On September 11, 2018, Japanese Renesas Electronics Corp. (“Renesas Electronics”), a global player in the field of advanced semiconductor solutions, […]

What A Dell!

DELL; Market Cap: N.A. EMC; Market Cap: $53.49bn (as of 16/10/2015) VMware; Market Cap: $28.76bn (as of 16/10/2015)   Introduction On October 12, Dell, one of the largest technological corporations in the world, agreed to acquire EMC Corporation, the world’s largest provider of data storage systems by market share. This $67bn deal is set to […]

The new behemoth in the semiconductor industry: Avago to buy Broadcom

Avago Technologies Limited (AVGO): market cap (as of 25/09/2015): $34.2bn. Broadcom Corp. (BRCM): market cap (as of 25/09/2015): $31.4bn. Introduction Following a wave of consolidation in the semiconductor industry, which culminated last March with the NPX/Freescale $11.8bn deal, on May 27, Avago Technologies Limited and Broadcom Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under […]

Valeant, the serial pharma dealmaker cuts again

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; market cap (as of 26/02/2015): US$76.68bn Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; market cap (as of 26/02/2015): US$10.07bn     Introduction The pharmaceutical industry has undergone an intense period of consolidation in the past 18 months which is far from over as the big players take advantage of the cheap credit to acquire the […]

Pfizer sets sail for a new (nearer) shore: Hospira

Pfizer Inc.; market cap (as of 20/02/2015): US$217.75bn Hospira Inc.; market cap (as of 20/02/2015): US$14.97bn Introduction On February 5th, 2014, pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer signed with Hospira, the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and biosimilars, a definitive merger agreement which consists of the fully acquisition of Hospira for US$90 per share, thus valuing the […]

Burger King-Tim Hortons: Tax Dodging Whoppers?

Burger King Worldwide Inc., Market Cap (as of 19/09/2014): $10.96bn Tim Hortons Inc., Market Cap (as of 19/09/2014): $11.75bn Burger King, the US-based fast food restaurant chain, joined the list of the controversial tax-avoiding companies when on August 26 it formally reached an agreement for acquiring the Canadian coffee maker Tim Hortons Inc., which allows […]

Babcock to buy Avincis for £920 million

Babcock International plc. Market Cap (as of 28/03/14): £4.61bn Avincis Group Market Cap (as of 28/03/14): N/A On March 27, 2014 Babcock International, leading engineering support services, announced its acquisition of 100% of Avincis Group shares, a worldwide aerial services provider, for £920mm (about €1.1bn), funded through a £1.1bn rights issue. Babcock Int’l is the […]

The rise of trading houses. Mercuria buys J.P. Morgan Commodities Unit

Mercuria Energy Group Market Cap (as of 21/03/14): N/A J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Market Cap (as of 21/03/14): $225.98bn On the 19th of March, J.P. Morgan announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its physical commodities business to Mercuria, the fourth-largest independent commodity trader. Mercuria beats offers from Blackstone Group and Macquarie […]

Hertz unbundles value through its Equipment Rental business spin-off

Hertz Global Holding Inc. Market Cap (as of 21/03/2014): $12.04bn On March 18th, 2014 Hertz, global player in the car rental sector, announced the spin-off and successive IPO of its equipment rental business (HERC henceforth), which will allow Hertz to collect about $2.5bn. The announcement was released after months of rumors as the US rental […]

AMCOL deal update: Minerals Technologies tops Imerys’ bid

AMCOL International Corporation Market Cap (as of 14/03/2014): $1.49bn Minerals Technologies Inc. Market Cap (as of 14/03/2014): $1.98bn Imerys S.A. Market Cap (as of 14/03/2014): €4.76bn On March 10th, 2014 Minerals Technologies Inc., a global developer and maker of mineral-based products, announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with the Illinois-based clay-products maker AMCOL […]

Actavis and Forest Laboratories are going to create a long-term powerful “engine”

Actavis Plc, Market Cap (as of 21/02/14): $38.35bn Forest Laboratories Inc, Market Cap (as of 21/02/14): $26.36bn On February 18th, 2014 the Dublin-based generic drug maker, Actavis PLC, announced an acquisition of the New York-based specialty drug maker, Forest Laboratories Inc, in a $25bn cash-and-equity deal. If successfully completed, the transaction will merge two of […]