The German company strikes back: Merck wins takeover battle for Versum

Merck KAaG [ETR:MRK] – market cap as of 28/04/2019: €12.29bn ($13.77bn) Versum Materials Inc. [NYSE:VSM] – market cap as of 28/04/2019: $5.68bn (pre-announcement undisturbed value: $3.28bn) Intro On April 12th the German Chem-tech company Merck KAaG signed the definite agreement to buy the American special materials company Versum in an all-cash transaction. The price tag […]

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 Semiconductor Industry Goes Big: Qualcomm to Acquire NXP for $47bn

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) – market cap as of 04/11/2016: $96.54bn NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) – market cap as of 04/11/2016: $34.15bn Introduction On October 27, 2016, Qualcomm Incorporated and NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a $47bn agreement in which Qualcomm is to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NXP. This is the largest […]