Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard

On January 19, 2022, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc, a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher. The acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console, and cloud and will provide building blocks for the metaverse. Companies Overview Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is a technology … Continue reading Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Discovery merges with WarnerMedia

Introduction On May 17th 2021, AT&A announced a $48 billion deal to merge Discovery and WarnerMedia, uniting the companies under the name Warner Bros. Discovery. The merger should provide substantial synergies and an improved leadership team that will strengthen the streaming and content creation verticals, enabling the company to compete with companies such as Netflix … Continue reading Discovery merges with WarnerMedia

The potential deal of the century – is Toshiba an attractive LBO target?

SGFER – BSMAC Deal Overview  Potential Target: Toshiba Industry: Energy Systems & Consumer Electronics Estimated EV: $17.864B Toshiba share price: $34.85 (as of 6.4.2021)  Back in April 2021, the international private equity firm CVC Capital Partners announced their offer of 5,000 yen per share, an accumulated $20.8B, for the acquisition of Toshiba. The buyout firm's proposal included a 31% premium on Toshiba's share … Continue reading The potential deal of the century – is Toshiba an attractive LBO target?

Rogers Communication to strengthen 5G position through Shaw Communication acquisition

Rogers Communication  Edward S. Rogers is the inventor of world’s first alternating current heater filament for a radio tube. Unfortunately, he died when he was working on an experiment at the age of just 38. His son, Ted, at the time was only 5 years old.  In 1960, when he was still a student, Ted … Continue reading Rogers Communication to strengthen 5G position through Shaw Communication acquisition

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Introduction In December 2020, Salesforce announced it would be acquiring the workplace chat app Slack for $27.7 billion. Companies Overview Salesforce.com, Inc (NYSE: CRM) Founded in 1999, Salesforce is an American cloud-based solutions provider headquartered in San Francisco, California. Salesforces offers a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution that provides insight into customer habits based on … Continue reading Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Just Eat Takeaway.com acquires US-based Grubhub for $7.3bn

Introduction:  On June 10th 2020, Europe’s Just Eat Takeaway.com acquired US-based Grubhub for $7.3bn, in a deal that creates one of the largest food delivery companies in the world.   Industry Overview:  The Online Food Delivery refers to the mechanism of ordering and delivering food to customers through different websites and applications by using computers or smartphones. This industry is becoming more and … Continue reading Just Eat Takeaway.com acquires US-based Grubhub for $7.3bn

Just Eat – Takeaway.com: All-share or all-cash offer

Introduction: On February 3rd 2020, Takeaway.com acquired Just Eat PLC for €6.5bn, creating the largest food delivery platform outside of China under the name of Just Eat Takeaway.com NV, with a pro forma €1.2bn in revenues. Industry Overview: Ever since Pizza Hut launched its online pizza ordering service back in 1994, the online food delivery … Continue reading Just Eat – Takeaway.com: All-share or all-cash offer

A deal set to reshape the global semiconductor industry

Introduction: In September 2020, the announcement of NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm Holdings in a transaction valued at $40 billion created both excitement and concern. What does this deal imply for the future of AI, Edge computing and the overall semiconductor industry? Will the deal enable NVIDIA to become the next tech monopoly besides companies such … Continue reading A deal set to reshape the global semiconductor industry

GOOGLE: A NEW PLAYER IN THE SMARTWATCH MARKET

Companies’ Overview Google Google is an American technology company founded in 1998 by two PhD students from Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. After the launch of its search engine, Google rapidly expanded through the sale of online advertising and became a listed company on the Nasdaq in 2004. Google continued its growth through … Continue reading GOOGLE: A NEW PLAYER IN THE SMARTWATCH MARKET