Category Archive: Financial Institutions

LSE – DB merger: a crucial step towards Capital Markets Union

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE) and Deutsche Börse (DB1X.N:GER) have agreed to merge and give birth to the largest European stock exchange group with a combined market capitalization of over $6tn. Industry Overview… Continue reading

Top of the Pops: Banco Popolare and BPM merge to create Italy’s third largest bank

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After months of intense talks, on March 23, Banca Popolare di Milano (PMI:IM) and Banco Popolare (BP:IM) agreed to merge and to form the third largest bank in Italy by assets (€170bn). The… Continue reading

Financials on the rocks – FIG Market Update

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The year 2015 has been marked by the acceleration of M&A activity in the financial sector, due to several distinct trends. Due to increased regulations, institutions must find new ways to not only… Continue reading

Fintech: a jewel in the crown

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Industry Overview Worldpay is a payment services provider which handles more than 11bn transactions per year through web, card and other mobile instruments. Its strength relies on the security of the products it… Continue reading

JAPAN’S BATTLE AGAINST AN AGEING POPULATION: MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE AND AMLIN FORM A WORLD-LEADING INSURANCE COMPANY

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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group will acquire British insurer Amlin Plc. The deal follows a recent trend of Japanese insurers turning to international acquisitions to hedge against the liability of Japans’ ageing population by… Continue reading

A EUROPEAN FUND MANAGEMENT POWERHOUSE: SANTANDER AND UNICREDIT COMBINE THEIR ASSET MANAGEMENT UNITS

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Banco Santander will combine its asset management arm with Pioneer Investments, a unit of Unicredit. The combined company will manage $429 bn in assets. This deal follows the recent trend in the M&A… Continue reading

AN EMERGING INTERNATIONAL BANK: SABADELL BUYS TSB FOR £1.7 BN

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Spanish institution Banco Sabadell (SAB.MC) agrees to pay £1.7 bn for TSB (TSB.L), Britain’s seventh biggest lender with 631 branches and 4.3% market share, in one of the biggest cross-border banking deals since… Continue reading

A SUBPRIME RENAISSANCE: CITIGROUP SELLS ONEMAIN TO SPRINGLEAF

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Springleaf Holdings Inc. set to buy Citigroup Inc’s OneMain Financial Holdings for $4.25bn in cash, forming the largest subprime lender in the United States. Citigroup’s strategy to sell its non-core operations and focus… Continue reading

KOTAK MAHINDRA BUYS ING VYSYA AND DOUBLES ITS SIZE

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The Kotak Mahindra Bank’s all-share acquisition of the mid-sized player ING Vysya has been agreed for at a value of 150 billion Rs, around $2.4 billion. Announced on November 20, 2014, the Kotak… Continue reading