A deal set to reshape the global semiconductor industry

Introduction: In September 2020, the announcement of NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm Holdings in a transaction valued at $40 billion created both excitement and concern. What does this deal imply for the future of AI, Edge computing and the overall semiconductor industry? Will the deal enable NVIDIA to become the next tech monopoly besides companies such … Continue reading A deal set to reshape the global semiconductor industry

The deal that sets the foundation for a pan-European market

Introduction Euronext pulled off a €4,325 billion offer to the London Stock Exchange for the acquisition of Borsa Italiana group, which will count for an important proportion (34%) of the new group’s total revenues. The offer made with the strong support from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti through CDP Equity and Intesa Sanpaolo beat the competition … Continue reading The deal that sets the foundation for a pan-European market

Intesa finds agreement to acquire UBI to create the largest Italian Banking Group

Introduction Intesa Sanpaolo SpA pulled off one of the biggest banking merger in Europe after the great financial crisis. The Intesa Sanpaolo’s takeover of UBI Banca has totally reshaped the Italian market, possibly giving life to a long-term consolidation of the country’s fragmented financial industry. Intesa Sanpaolo-UBI is an all stock deal; more than 90% … Continue reading Intesa finds agreement to acquire UBI to create the largest Italian Banking Group

Navigating through COVID-19: R&CGs Analysis

Industry Overview The retail and consumer goods sector covers both manufacturing and distribution as well as providing services to customers. Since it is a broad industry including multiple sub-sectors it is crucial to point out that there are multiple sub-sectors that might itself be substantial in size. Some examples of these sub-sectors include Automotive, Food … Continue reading Navigating through COVID-19: R&CGs Analysis

The Impact of Covid – 19 on the M&A Industry

Introduction In line with the rest of the world, Covid-19 brought the M&A industry to a standstill with a tremendous slowdown in dealmaking. After years of historic highs, driven by cheap cash and investors’ appetite for highly strategic deals, Covid-19 crisis just paralyzed the entire industry. The outbreak triggered the most intense volatility in equity … Continue reading The Impact of Covid – 19 on the M&A Industry

Masimo and TNI Medical join forces to fight COVID-19

Introduction The nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, from a purely medical standpoint, has fueled interest for companies directly related to the process of dealing with the outbreak. A clear example of this the acquisition of TNI Medical by Masimo.   Companies Overview Masimo is a global medical technology company. Its market capitalization on the NASDAQ … Continue reading Masimo and TNI Medical join forces to fight COVID-19

Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen for $11.5bn in the biggest healthcare deal of the year

Introduction Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has agreed to buy QIAGEN N.V. for $11.5 billion in what is to be the largest transaction in the healthcare industry this year. This offer, which was announced on March 3rd comes after multiple failed attempts at acquiring Qiagen: Thermo Fisher had already made an offer in late 2019 which … Continue reading Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen for $11.5bn in the biggest healthcare deal of the year

Will the road to 5G be easier with T-Mobile Sprint merger?

COMPANIES’ OVERVIEW T-Mobile T-Mobile USA Inc., a Delaware corporation, was formed in 1994 under the name VoiceStream Wireless PCS, a subsidiary of Western Wireless Corporation. VoiceStream was spun off from Western Wireless in 1999, acquired by Deutsche Telekom AG in 2001 and renamed T-Mobile USA in 2002. In 2013, T-Mobile USA acquired MetroPCS Communications, Inc. … Continue reading Will the road to 5G be easier with T-Mobile Sprint merger?

Morgan Stanley, the expansion in the trading market: E*TRADE acquisition

Introduction Wall Street Investment bank Morgan Stanley announced, on Feb 20th2020, the acquisition of E*TRADE for $13 billion – the biggest acquisition of a U.S. bank since the tough financial crisis of 2008. Certainly, Morgan Stanley will incredibly enhance client experience, but most importantly the company will have access to E*TRADE’s $56 billion in cash … Continue reading Morgan Stanley, the expansion in the trading market: E*TRADE acquisition