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

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

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 significant synergies for both groups. Companies' Overview PSA Founded in 1976, PSA Group is a French automotive company that is the result … Continue reading PSA and FCA join forces to become the largest automaker in Europe

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

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 $111.1bn, running far ahead of other oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell ($23.9bn) and Exxon Mobil ($20.8bn). The company was founded … Continue reading The giant goes shopping: Saudi Aramco’s $69.1bn acquisition of SABIC

Johnson & Johnson paves its way into Robotic Surgery field

On February 13th, Johnson & Johnson announced it entered in a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Valley surgical robotics company Auris Health for $3.4 billion in cash. The deal is considered to be one of the 10 largest venture-backed private deals and highlights J&J's efforts to become a global leader in surgical robotics. Companies Overview … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson paves its way into Robotic Surgery field

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

Morgan Stanley steps up its game for the Wealth Management war

On February 11th, 2019 Morgan Stanley acquired Solium Capital, a large equity plan administrator, for $900m, a 40% premium over the recent trading price. This is the biggest acquisition in a decade for the Wall Street giant and likely the first of many more deals to enlarge its wealth management business in the next decade. … Continue reading Morgan Stanley steps up its game for the Wealth Management war

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