Category Archive: Industries

Ferrero is back with a Sweet Acquisition

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On January 16th  2018, Ferrero, announced that it will acquire the confectionery business of Nestle in the US for $2.8 billion. The deal makes Ferrero the third-biggest firm in the confectionery market in… Continue reading

The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

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Deutsche Bank or the art of tripping over coffee tables Deutsche Bank AG is a German financial giant, founded in 1870 and headquartered in Frankfurt. It operates with more than 100,000 employees in… Continue reading

CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time

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On December 3rd, 2017 CVS Health Corporation announced its intention to acquire Aetna Inc. in a cash-stock deal for $69 billion, in what will be the largest corporate deal in 2017 so far.… Continue reading

Virtu meets KCG

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Companies overview Virtu Financial Inc (NYSE:VIRT) Virtu Financial Inc is a financial firm whose main businesses are market making and high-frequency trading based in New York. It was born in 2008, when Vincent… Continue reading

Vodafone has an Idea

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Intro / Deal Summary On March 20th, 2017 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India announced their merger, whereby Idea cellular agreed to purchase Vodafone India for USD 12.6 billion. The deal has been the… Continue reading

Total acquires Maersk Oil & gas to reduce Middle-east country exposure

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On August 8th, Total announced the acquisition of the Exploration and Production company Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish transport and logistics company A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S,… Continue reading

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