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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

Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

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On July 25th Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s core business in an all-cash deal, valuing it at around $4.83bn. Companies Overview Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world’s… Continue reading

Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. merge to create a North America gas infrastructure giant

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On September 6, 2016, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Enbridge and Spectra Energy will combine in a stock-for-stock merger transaction, valuing Spectra Energy… Continue reading

Halliburton and Baker Hughes broken marriage

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On May 1, 2016, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, respectively the second and third largest oilfield services firms, have announced the abandonment of their planned $34.6bn merger because of opposition from US and European… Continue reading

The dilemma of cross-border acquisitions: Tyco International and Johnson Controls

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Nowadays, Tyco has become a mere shadow of the diversified engineering group that used to be in the 1990s. Over the years, it has expanded under an aggressive acquisition strategy overseen by former… Continue reading

AB InBev – Asahi deal M&A activity rebounds for the Alcohol Industry

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has accepted Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.’s offer to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55bn euros ($2.9bn). The AB InBev-SABMiller merger would create the world’s biggest beer… Continue reading

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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Activision Blizzard – King Digital Activision Blizzard Inc. will buy the British developer King Digital Entertainment for a nice $5.9bn settled entirely by cash. The rationale of the deal seems to be twofold: operating… Continue reading