Searching for new sources of revenue: Spotify enters Podcast industry

On February 6th, Spotify acquired Gimlet and Anchor, two key players in the Podcast Industry, establishing the beginning of a process of expansion and diversification to ultimately create the largest distributor of audio products, not only music, as Daniel Ek, CEO and Founder stated. This article aims at analyzing the two recent and biggest strategic … Continue reading Searching for new sources of revenue: Spotify enters Podcast industry

Cheaper, Better, Stronger: Tesla acquires battery producer Maxwell

Tesla – History Tesla is an electric-automobile manufacturer, incorporated in 2003 by a group of engineers with the goal to promote the selling of electric vehicles. In 2008 Tesla Motors released its first electric car called “Roadster”. After the former CEO and founder Martin Eberhard resigned in 2007, Elon Musk, who co-founded Tesla Motors, has … Continue reading Cheaper, Better, Stronger: Tesla acquires battery producer Maxwell

Vodafone has an Idea

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 largest in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector in H1 2017 and will create the largest Indian telecommunications company with a valuation … Continue reading Vodafone has an Idea

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

On the 15th of December the independent committee of Sky has approved to sell to 21st Century Fox 60.4% of its equity ownership at £10.75 per share. The agreement comes after two rejections by the committee in the previous days, and it represents the latest attempt of the Murdoch Brothers to acquire full ownership of … Continue reading Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

On July 25th Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s core business in an all-cash deal, valuing it at around $4.83bn. Companies Overview Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. With global presence, it offers voice, … Continue reading Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

On the 8th of April, Mediaset agreed to sell its pay-tv business to the European media conglomerate Vivendi, creating a partnership that is set to trigger the long-awaited consolidation in the industry. In this article, we took in consideration the main drivers of the deal, verifying coherence with industry trends, underlining the structure and trying … Continue reading Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

Activision Blizzard – King Digital Activision Blizzard Inc. will buy the British developer King Digital Entertainment for a nice $5.9bn settled entirely by cash. The rationale of the deal seems to be twofold: operating and financing based. The combined company is expected to be among the most important tech giants worldwide in terms of active users, with more … Continue reading Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

On October 12th Dell (which is a non listed company), in collaboration with Silver Lake, have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of EMC (NYSE:EMC, on 27/10: 26.17$), bringing the majority of EMC’s assets private while maintaining VMware publicly traded. Deal Description Financials The $67bn Dell-EMC deal represents the largest technology acquisition in history … Continue reading When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition