Standard Life and Aberdeen’s Merger to Create a £660bn Asset Management Behemoth

Standard Life plc (SL.: LSE) – market cap as of 10/03/2017: £7.52bn Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (ADN: LSE) — market cap as of 10/03/2017: £3.77bn Introduction On March 6, 2017, it was announced that Standard Life plc (“Standard Life”) has agreed to acquire Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (“Aberdeen”) in an all-share transaction. Based on the […]

The Oracle of Omaha’s tax-free acquisition of Miami TV Station WPLG

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. A Class Shares Market Cap (as of 14/03/14) $305.93bn B Class Shares Market Cap (as of 14/03/14) $269.60bn Graham Holdings Co. Market Cap (as of 14/03/14) $5.28bn Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire Miami TV Station WPLG and $400m of its own shares from Graham Holdings Co. in exchange for 1.6m Graham […]

Apple(s) & Oranges

Since the last time we covered Apple in late November, the situation has changed dramatically, with new factors affecting our recommendation on the stock. Among others, we think that the recent appointment of a new CFO may be significantly relevant. Indeed, according to some analysts cited by the Wall Street Journal, Luca Maestri (the newly […]