Simplifying LVMH

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The transaction “will allow the simplification of the structures, long requested by the market, and the strengthening of LVMH’s Fashion and Leather Goods division”. The French king of the luxury goods realm has… Continue reading

American Beauty: The Healthcare Puzzle

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“The Constitution imposes no obligation on the States … to pay any of the medical expenses of indigents” US Supreme Court, 1977 The US is the only industrialized nation with selective healthcare coverage,… Continue reading

Consolidation in the asset management industry, Standard Life and Aberdeen merger

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On Monday 6 March 2017, Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management announced an agreement aimed at creating the U.K.’s largest fund manager, through an £11bn ($13.5bn) all-share transaction. Standard Life has a market… Continue reading

The beginning of a new race: PSA and Opel

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Companies Overview Consolidation is likely to remain the main answer to a series of concerns in the auto industry, from increasing production costs to high competition and more stringent environmental regulations. The merger… Continue reading

Here we go, shale oil is back to life

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On January 17th, ExxonMobil announced the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, for un upfront cost of $ 5.6 billion to be paid in ExxonMobil shares. An… Continue reading

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

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On the 15th of December the independent committee of Sky has approved to sell to 21st Century Fox 60.4% of its equity ownership at £10.75 per share. The agreement comes after two rejections… Continue reading

A new deal above the clouds: Rockwell Collins acquires B/E Aerospace

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Rockwell Collins has officially announced the acquisition of B/E Aerospace. The transaction is expected to be completed in 6 months in the spring of 2017. The boards of both companies have approved the… Continue reading

A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

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General Electric and Baker Hughes reached a deal for the combination of their oil services business units. General electric will contribute its oil-and-gas business and pay $7.4 billion through a special dividend of… Continue reading

Bayer-Monsanto: A Genetically Modified Deal

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On September 14th, 2016, Bayer has reached a deal, currently pending regulatory approval, to acquire Monsanto in an all cash transaction for $128-a-share ($56bn Equity Value, $66bn EV) COMPANY OVERVIEW – BAYER Bayer… Continue reading