A Big (Online) Bet: Flutter Entertainment merges with The Stars Group in cross-border deal

Flutter Entertainment PLC [FLTR: LON] – Market Cap as of 08/10/2019: £6.32bn Stars Group Inc [TSGI: TSE] – Market Cap as of 08/10/2019: C$7.89bn Introduction On Wednesday October 1st 2019, news broke of the all-share takeover of the The Stars Group (TSG), a Canadian owner of online gambling platform PokerStars, by Flutter Entertainment, an Irish […]

When “subject to regulatory approval” means troubles: forms of government intervention in M&A transactions

Introduction A persistent financial crisis, the rising of regional tensions, the concerns of a trade war and many other facts have recently been catching up with the M&A-friendly international environment. Protectionism seems now to pervade the new world order. Rising economic nationalism is threatening to impact M&A activity across all over the world, as governments […]

Royal Bank of Scotland posts biggest loss since its bailout in 2008

Royal Bank of Scotland Plc. Market Cap. (as of 28/02/14): £53.79bn For the 2013 fiscal year, Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE: RBS, LON:RBS) posted a whopping £9 bn loss, the largest since its bailout in 2008. The consensus of the market was a considerably lower £5.28 bn loss, showing that the situation is much direr […]