Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

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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… Continue reading

Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. merge to create a North America gas infrastructure giant

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On September 6, 2016, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Enbridge and Spectra Energy will combine in a stock-for-stock merger transaction, valuing Spectra Energy… Continue reading

Halliburton and Baker Hughes broken marriage

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On May 1, 2016, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, respectively the second and third largest oilfield services firms, have announced the abandonment of their planned $34.6bn merger because of opposition from US and European… Continue reading

The dilemma of cross-border acquisitions: Tyco International and Johnson Controls

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Nowadays, Tyco has become a mere shadow of the diversified engineering group that used to be in the 1990s. Over the years, it has expanded under an aggressive acquisition strategy overseen by former… Continue reading

AB InBev – Asahi deal M&A activity rebounds for the Alcohol Industry

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has accepted Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.’s offer to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55bn euros ($2.9bn). The AB InBev-SABMiller merger would create the world’s biggest beer… Continue reading

LSE – DB merger: a crucial step towards Capital Markets Union

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE) and Deutsche Börse (DB1X.N:GER) have agreed to merge and give birth to the largest European stock exchange group with a combined market capitalization of over $6tn. Industry Overview… Continue reading

The Marriott – Starwood Deal The Golden Age for M&A in the Hospitality Sector

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On November 16 2015, Marriott and Starwood agreed to an acquisition transaction valued at $12.2bn that will create the world’s largest hotel company so far. Drivers of the deal Marriott International (MAR) lining… Continue reading

ChemChina still in the run for its global primacy, this time is the agrochemical giant Syngenta to fall in its arms

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On February 3rd, 2016 ChemChina announced its acquisition of Syngenta’s 100% outstanding share capital at $465 per ordinary share and a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid only conditionally on the… Continue reading

Abbott’s acquisition of Alere: reshaping the market for rapid medical tests

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Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) announced on February 1st, 2016 the acquisition of Alere (NYSE:ALR). The deal comes just few days after Abbott reported a drop of 15% in its profits for the final quarter… Continue reading