Category Archive: Industrials

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

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

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

No company is too big for Warren

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“I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of… Continue reading

BOILING SUMMER IN THE BUILDING-MATERIALS INDUSTRY

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Industry Overview Relevant signals of growth and recovery are shown in the segments of building materials sector which represent Italcementi and Heidelberg core businesses. Furthermore, continued tailwinds will bring benefits regarding revenue and… Continue reading

M&A ACTION IN THE AEROSPACE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

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International markets in 2015 have been particularly volatile. Many industries faced a slump, but some are still performing adequately, although, uncertainty about the general economic cycle is still permeating the business community. Nonetheless,… Continue reading

ROCKETING AEROSPACE

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The Aerospace&Defence industry had modest headlines in 2015 even if it has doubled its volume from 2014. The bigger news took place after the second quarter close, with Lockheed Martin’s announced acquisition of… Continue reading

CHEMCHINA AND PIRELLI: WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT?

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China National Chemical Corp, also known as ChemChina, agreed to buy Pirelli (PECI.MI), the world’s fifth-largest tyre maker, in a € 7.1 billion ($7.7 billion) deal. This operation will put the 143-year-old Italian… Continue reading

FINMECCANICA SELLS ANSALDO TO HITACHI FOR MORE THAN $2 BILLION

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Hitachi, a Japanese conglomerate, will pay €773 million ($850 million) for Finmeccanica’s 40% stake in Ansaldo STS: under Italian law, this type of operations requires a mandatory tender offer in order to be… Continue reading