Category Archive: Industrials

PSA and FCA join forces to become the largest automaker in Europe

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On October 31st, French automotive vehicle manufacturer PSA has announced its merger of equals with the Italian-American FCA group in an all-stock transaction. The deal will create world’s 4th largest automotive manufacturer and… Continue reading

The giant goes shopping: Saudi Aramco’s $69.1bn acquisition of SABIC

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia’s Aramco ranks as a global magnate in the oil industry. In 2018, the energy giant listed as the world’s most profitable company, recording a net income of… Continue reading

New leader in the automotive components supplier industry: when Japan meets Italy

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Companies Overview Fiat Chrysler (FCA) Fiat Chrysler is an Italian-American multinational automobile manufacturer, created after the acquisition of Chrysler by Fiat in 2014. Fiat was founded in Turin in 1899, whereas Chrysler was… 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

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