PayPal planning its Honey-moon

PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL: NASDAQ] – Market Cap as of 30/11/2019 USD 126.82bn Honey Science Corporation – Privately Held Introduction On November 20th, 2019 PayPal announced the $4bn acquisition of deal-finding company Honey, which is expected to complete in Q1 2020. The deal will provide PayPal with an additional source of insight on customer behavior […]

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 […]

Canada grows its shale’s footprint: Encana to acquire the North American Newfield in a strategic $5.5bn deal

Encana Corporation [ECA: NYSE] – Market Cap as of 13/11/2018 $7.74bn Newfield Exploration Company [NFX: NYSE] – Market Cap as of 13/11/2018 $4.04bn Introduction On the first of November, 2018, Encana Corporation announced a definitive agreement to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Newfield Exploration Company, an all-stock transaction valued at $5.5bn. Following […]

Hot enough? Soft drink makers trying to get sexy again and The Coca-Cola Company’s $5.1 bn acquisition of Costa Coffee.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) – market cap as of 18/09/18: 196.23 bn Whitbread Plc (LON: WTB) – market cap as of 18/09/18; £ 8.61 bn   Introduction On the 31st of August 2018, The Coca-Cola Company announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Costa Limited, one of the major coffee brands […]

Trumponomics: Regional vs. International Banking in the US

Introduction This article discusses the impact of Trumponomics (Trump’s economic program) on the valuation of regional and international banks’ stock prices. It starts by providing an overview of the US banking system, and then moves towards explaining Trump’s expansionary fiscal program and its implied effect on the valuation of regional and international banks’ stocks. Finally, […]

Restaurant Brands International’s Recipe: Bring Popeyes in the Kitchen!

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) – market cap as of 24/02/2017: $25.666bn Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) – market cap as of 24/02/2017: $1.638bn Introduction On February 21, 2017, the multinational fast food company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) – parent company of Burger King – announced that it entered into an agreement to […]

US and Eurozone: expectations upside down

It is widely known that the USA and the EU are in different economic conditions: the American economy has risen from the crisis and the FED is tightening the policy, while Draghi, the president of the ECB, declared that they will keep the quantitative easing going. Unemployment in the US is near its natural rate, […]

A Twisted Deal Structure: Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30bn in Cash

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) — market cap as of 10/02/2017: $310.36bn Actelion (VTX: ATLN) – market cap as of 10/02/2017: CHF 28.13bn   Introduction On the January 26, 2017, the US healthcare behemoth Johnson & Johnson announced the acquisition of the Swiss biotech company Actelion for $30bn in cash. The final arrangement came after […]

Janus Henderson Capital, a $320 Billion Asset Manager

Henderson Group Plc. (HGG) – Market cap as of 07/10/2016: £2.86bn ($3.55bn) Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) – Market cap as of 07/10/2016: $2.54bn Introduction On October 3, 2016, the two asset managers Henderson Group Plc. and Janus Capital Group Inc. announced that they will combine their assets in a $6bn merger of equals. This […]

Tesla’s Race to the Sun

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $30.85bn SolarCity (SCTY) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $1.93bn Introduction On August 1, 2016 Tesla Motors (“Tesla”), US electric cars developer and manufacturer, agreed to acquire SolarCity, US provider of solar energy services, in a $2.6bn deal. Tesla shareholders will receive 1 share of […]

Market Recap 1-05-2016

[edmc id= 3872]Download here the Market brief[/edmc] USA Earnings season is over and in the tech sector we observed important market reactions: the most notable one was AAPL 10% depreciation caused by its disappointing results. The hedge fund manager Karl Icahn expressed a bearish view on US stocks for the medium run and closed its […]

Special Issue: Mexico Report

We are proud to publish a comprehensive report on one of the most promising emerging markets of the year: Mexico. Mexico finds itself in between two different and opposite macroeconomic forces: on one side, reduced cost of power will significantly lower the production costs of Mexican manufacturers; on the other side, it has experienced a strong […]

Ukraine: where are we now

Let’s give a short insight to what has happened in the past months in Ukraine. For the second time in six years Mr. Putin has led his troops across an internationally recognized border, and it does look like the situation won’t be changing soon. All of this happened as a result of a series of […]

What has been and what might be

Since the last time we wrote, many things have happened on the markets. The Fed has finally turned on its tapering programme in mid-December and said it would unwind its asset purchasing by another 10 billion in February. This long expected event has provoked what news broadcasters all over the world have been calling the […]

BSIC Market Recap 30|11|13

Panel_29|11|13  US This week has been really quiet for the US. Two main issues arise: the initial jobless claims surprise on the downside (actual 316K vs expected 330K), and the decline in the durable goods orders. (-2%) in October. With regard to the first data, although it is clearly good for the economy, it is […]

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