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

JP Morgan acquires UK Robo-advisor Nutmeg

Introduction: On the 17th of June, 2021 JPMorgan announced the acquisition of the robot-assisted investment management company Nutmeg for approximately $970 million. Since November 2020, JPMorgan and Nutmeg have been in a partnership releasing a range of ETFs under the name of “Smart Alpha”. The previous partnership and acquisition of Nutmeg will allow JPMorgan to form … Continue reading JP Morgan acquires UK Robo-advisor Nutmeg

CP acquires KCS: the first railway network from Canada to Mexico

Introduction: On the 21st of March 2020, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP), a Canadian railway company, and Kansas City Southern (KCS), a US railway firm, announced an agreement through which CP will acquire KCS for $29 billion.  Through this deal, CP values KCS at $275 per share, representing a 23% increase with respect to KCS … Continue reading CP acquires KCS: the first railway network from Canada to Mexico

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

AstraZeneca’s Alexion $39bn takeover

Introduction: On 12 December 2020, AstraZeneca announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals, for a value of $39 bn. For each share of Alexion, the shareholders will receive $60 in cash and a little over 2 AstraZeneca American Depositary Shares (ADS), corresponding to half of an ordinary AstraZeneca share. Alexion shareholders will own a 15% share in … Continue reading AstraZeneca’s Alexion $39bn takeover

Perella Weinberg Partners to go public via merger with Betsy Cohen’s SPAC

Introduction: Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”), a New York-based boutique investment bank focused on M&A, agreed to go public through a merger with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) on Wednesday 30th December 2020.  Backed by banking entrepreneur Betsy Cohen, FinTech Acquisition Corporation IV will acquire Perella Weinberg in a deal that has an implied equity … Continue reading Perella Weinberg Partners to go public via merger with Betsy Cohen’s SPAC

Iberdrola: world-leader in the electric utility sector goes green

Iberdrola, a Spanish electric utility company, has recently announced that it will launch the largest investment programme in Spanish history. The goal of the €75 billion investment plan that will cover the period from 2020 to 2025 is to lead the energy revolution that the world is facing. Additionally, as a demonstration of the group’s goal of achieving economic recovery, the programme will boost industrial development and employment in the countries where the firm competes.  This plan also represents the changing attitude of utility … Continue reading Iberdrola: world-leader in the electric utility sector goes green

Bristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia, expanding its cardiovascular portfolio

Introduction: On October 5th, Bristol Myers Squibb announced a definitive agreement to acquire MyoKardia for $225 per share, totaling the deal value to approximately $13.1bn in cash. The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and was successfully completed on November 17th. With the completion of the acquisition, MyoKardia was … Continue reading Bristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia, expanding its cardiovascular portfolio

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