Searching for the Milky Way: Parmalat acquires Kraft-Heinz’s Canadian natural cheese division for $1.62 billion CAD

The Consumer Retail and Real Estate division presents the following article which aims to better comprehend the recently announced agreement between two prominent players in the food and beverage industry: Kraft-Heinz and Parmalat. On the 6th of November 2018, the Italian multinational dairy and food corporation, Parmalat, definitively agreed to acquire Kraft-Heinz’s Canadian natural cheese … Continue reading Searching for the Milky Way: Parmalat acquires Kraft-Heinz’s Canadian natural cheese division for $1.62 billion CAD

Elliott and Veritas acquire Athenahealth in a $5.7 billion deal

Companies overview Elliott Management Elliott Management Corporation is an activist hedge fund and manages two multi-strategy investment funds which combined have approximately $35 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds' investors … Continue reading Elliott and Veritas acquire Athenahealth in a $5.7 billion deal

New leader in the automotive components supplier industry: when Japan meets Italy

Companies Overview Fiat Chrysler (FCA) Fiat Chrysler is an Italian-American multinational automobile manufacturer, created after the acquisition of Chrysler by Fiat in 2014. Fiat was founded in Turin in 1899, whereas Chrysler was founded in Detroit in 1925. Fiat Chrysler is headquartered in Amsterdam for tax purposes, while its main R&D and manufacturing centers are … Continue reading New leader in the automotive components supplier industry: when Japan meets Italy

Invesco joins the trillion dollar club

Companies Overview Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is an American independent investment management company headquartered in Atlanta, United States, and listed on the NYSE. The firm was originally incorporated under the laws of England and Wales as H. Lotery and Co. Ltd in 1935 and in late 1950s launched its first mutual funds in North America. … Continue reading Invesco joins the trillion dollar club

Ferrero is back with a Sweet Acquisition

On January 16th  2018, Ferrero, announced that it will acquire the confectionery business of Nestle in the US for $2.8 billion. The deal makes Ferrero the third-biggest firm in the confectionery market in the US, according to Euromonitor. The unit acquired generated $900 million in sales during 2017 for the Swiss-based company. Ferrero will own … Continue reading Ferrero is back with a Sweet Acquisition

The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

Deutsche Bank or the art of tripping over coffee tables Deutsche Bank AG is a German financial giant, founded in 1870 and headquartered in Frankfurt. It operates with more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries and has been trying for a long time to become a global investment banking powerhouse of proportions similar to … Continue reading The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time

On December 3rd, 2017 CVS Health Corporation announced its intention to acquire Aetna Inc. in a cash-stock deal for $69 billion, in what will be the largest corporate deal in 2017 so far. The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies have been in talks since late October. CVS’ stock dropped more than 4.6% … Continue reading CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time

Virtu meets KCG

Companies overview Virtu Financial Inc (NYSE:VIRT) Virtu Financial Inc is a financial firm whose main businesses are market making and high-frequency trading based in New York. It was born in 2008, when Vincent Viola (a former chairman the New York Mercantile Exchange) and Douglas Cifu, a former partner in an international law firm. A market … Continue reading Virtu meets KCG