From Bratislava with Love: Slovak nuclear on sale

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On December 18th Enel announced an agreement with EPH for the sale of its 66% stake in the Slovak subsidiary Slovenské Elektrárne. Discussions are still ongoing about the possible purchase of a 17%… Continue reading

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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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… Continue reading

Pfizer – Allergan

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A new Pharma Mega-Deal making Botox and Viagra join forces. On November 23, 2015, Pfizer announced its $160bn tie-up with Allergan to form the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company by sales. Industry Overview Even… Continue reading

Financials on the rocks – FIG Market Update

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The year 2015 has been marked by the acceleration of M&A activity in the financial sector, due to several distinct trends. Due to increased regulations, institutions must find new ways to not only… Continue reading

No company is too big for Warren

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“I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of… Continue reading

BOILING SUMMER IN THE BUILDING-MATERIALS INDUSTRY

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Industry Overview Relevant signals of growth and recovery are shown in the segments of building materials sector which represent Italcementi and Heidelberg core businesses. Furthermore, continued tailwinds will bring benefits regarding revenue and… Continue reading

Pfizer’s acquisition of Hospira, the M&A wave in the healthcare sector still far from settling down

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In February 2015, Pfizer announced that it wants to acquire its smaller rival Hospira to make Pfizer the leading producer in the biosimilars sector, a high-growth niche sector focusing on lower cost biotech… Continue reading

Fintech: a jewel in the crown

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Industry Overview Worldpay is a payment services provider which handles more than 11bn transactions per year through web, card and other mobile instruments. Its strength relies on the security of the products it… Continue reading

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MEGADEAL IS BREWING BETWEEN AB INBEV AND SABMILLER

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On October 12th 2015, AB Inbev has agreed to purchase SABMiller for about £68bn ($104.2bn) to form the world’s largest brew maker so far with combined sales revenues of about $64bn. Drivers of… Continue reading