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

A milestone transaction to define the future of Aerospace and Defense

Introduction:  The $90bn merger between United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. constitutes the largest ever merger in the Aerospace and Defense sector, resulting in a creation of among the largest company of its industry. The merger has resulted in a very diversified group, operating in both the commercial aerospace and the Defense industry. Due to the diversification, the deal was heavily criticized. On the other hand, the combined group will use the core competencies of Raytheon and United Technologies to develop new solutions consistent with the most recent technology trends in the sector.  Companies … Continue reading A milestone transaction to define the future of Aerospace and Defense

VF Corp acquires Supreme: $2.1bn

Introduction:  The clothing conglomerate VF and Supreme have recently announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement. The acquisition follows a long-lasting collaboration between VF and Supreme, wherein Supreme worked together with VF’s brands such as Vans, The North Face and Timberland on a number of occasions. The announced deal, which is estimated to close by … Continue reading VF Corp acquires Supreme: $2.1bn

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

The deal that sets the foundation for a pan-European market

Introduction Euronext pulled off a €4,325 billion offer to the London Stock Exchange for the acquisition of Borsa Italiana group, which will count for an important proportion (34%) of the new group’s total revenues. The offer made with the strong support from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti through CDP Equity and Intesa Sanpaolo beat the competition … Continue reading The deal that sets the foundation for a pan-European market

Navigating through COVID-19: R&CGs Analysis

Industry Overview The retail and consumer goods sector covers both manufacturing and distribution as well as providing services to customers. Since it is a broad industry including multiple sub-sectors it is crucial to point out that there are multiple sub-sectors that might itself be substantial in size. Some examples of these sub-sectors include Automotive, Food … Continue reading Navigating through COVID-19: R&CGs Analysis

The Impact of Covid – 19 on the M&A Industry

Introduction In line with the rest of the world, Covid-19 brought the M&A industry to a standstill with a tremendous slowdown in dealmaking. After years of historic highs, driven by cheap cash and investors’ appetite for highly strategic deals, Covid-19 crisis just paralyzed the entire industry. The outbreak triggered the most intense volatility in equity … Continue reading The Impact of Covid – 19 on the M&A Industry

Masimo and TNI Medical join forces to fight COVID-19

Introduction The nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, from a purely medical standpoint, has fueled interest for companies directly related to the process of dealing with the outbreak. A clear example of this the acquisition of TNI Medical by Masimo.   Companies Overview Masimo is a global medical technology company. Its market capitalization on the NASDAQ … Continue reading Masimo and TNI Medical join forces to fight COVID-19

Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen for $11.5bn in the biggest healthcare deal of the year

Introduction Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has agreed to buy QIAGEN N.V. for $11.5 billion in what is to be the largest transaction in the healthcare industry this year. This offer, which was announced on March 3rd comes after multiple failed attempts at acquiring Qiagen: Thermo Fisher had already made an offer in late 2019 which … Continue reading Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen for $11.5bn in the biggest healthcare deal of the year