Printing goodbyes – End to the Fuji Xerox complicated joint venture

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation. [TYO: 4901.T] – Market Cap as of 23/09/2019: USD 18.93bn (JPY 2.056tn) Xerox Holding Corporation. [NYSE: XRX] – Market Cap as of 23/09/2019: USD 8.44bn Intro On Tuesday, November 5th 2019, Fujifilm announced it will acquire Xerox’s 25% stake in the joint venture Fuji Xerox. The $2.3bn deal marks the end of […]

Consolidate or Perish: Largest Japanese Freight Ship Companies to Combine Container Shipping Operations

Nippon Yusen K.K. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥326.51bn (€2.94bn) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥320.87bn (€2.89bn) Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. — market cap as of 11/11/2016: ¥225.45bn (€2.03bn) Introduction On October 31, Nippon Yusen K.K., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha reached an agreement to combine their […]

3 Italia Finally Listening to The WIND of Change: Sparks of Consolidation in the European Telecom Industry

Hutchison Holding (2CK.F) – market cap. as of 23/09/2016: HKD387bn VimpelCom Ltd (VIP) – market cap. as of 23/09/2016: $6.17bn Iliad S.A. (ILD) – market cap. as of 23/09/2016: €10.9bn Introduction On August 6, 2015 CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. and VimpelCom Ltd. agreed to combine their Italian subsidiaries, 3 Italia and Wind Telecomunicazioni respectively, in […]

Mondelez International and Master Blenders to form the world’s leading pure-play coffee company

Mondelez International, Inc. Market Cap (as of 08/05/14) $64.28bn D.E Master Blenders 1753 Market Cap (as of 08/05/14) N/A Mondelez International Inc and its competitor D.E Master Blenders 1753 have agreed to merge their coffee businesses, forming a new company aimed at taking on the market leader Nestle SA and allowing Mondelez to focus on […]

Danone continues with its efforts to penetrate the Chinese dairy market

Type of deal: Joint Venture Danone (Market Capitalization as of 23/05/2013 €34.63bn) COFCO: state-owned food company in China China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd.: (Market Capitalization as of 23/05/2013 HK$ 46.87bn, i.e. €4.68bn) On May 20th 2013, with a press release, Danone, the world leader in fresh dairy products, announced its third attempt to enter the […]