Retail & Consumer Products market update

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Japan Tobacco International has bought an Iranian cigarette maker in order to consolidate its leadership in a country that is expected to experience economic growth once international sanctions are removed. The announcement arrived… Continue reading

M&A ACTION IN THE AEROSPACE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

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International markets in 2015 have been particularly volatile. Many industries faced a slump, but some are still performing adequately, although, uncertainty about the general economic cycle is still permeating the business community. Nonetheless,… Continue reading

THREE-WAY BOTTLER MERGER

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On August 6th 2015, Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE and Euronext Paris: CEE), an independent bottler of Coke products in Europe, agreed to a three-way merger with two other bottlers in that region: Coca Cola… Continue reading

JAPAN’S BATTLE AGAINST AN AGEING POPULATION: MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE AND AMLIN FORM A WORLD-LEADING INSURANCE COMPANY

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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group will acquire British insurer Amlin Plc. The deal follows a recent trend of Japanese insurers turning to international acquisitions to hedge against the liability of Japans’ ageing population by… Continue reading

THE (POSSIBLE) INTERNET OF THINGS MERGE: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS & TIME WARNER CABLE

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Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR, share price on 14/09/2015: 184.09$) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC, share price on 14/09/2015: 187$), following Comcast’s resignation, have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Mergers… Continue reading

A NEW OUTBURST OF THE HEALTHCARE M&A FIRE – TEVA TO ACQUIRE ALLERGAN

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $40.5bn in cash and stock for Allergan’s generic drug business, sustaining Teva’s position as the world’s number one producer of generics. Industry Overview Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is… Continue reading

ROCKETING AEROSPACE

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The Aerospace&Defence industry had modest headlines in 2015 even if it has doubled its volume from 2014. The bigger news took place after the second quarter close, with Lockheed Martin’s announced acquisition of… Continue reading

BASF – GAZPROM GAS ASSET SWAP

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Gazprom and BASF have agreed to complete the swap of assets with equivalent value signed in December 2013. Industry Overview Gazprom is the largest Russian energy company. Gazprom’s major business lines are geological… Continue reading

A “LOWBALL OPENING” – SHIRE’S TAKEOVER OFFER FOR BAXALTA

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Shire made a $30bn (£19bn) hostile takeover bid for Baxalta. Industry overview Shire is a London-listed drug company, with tax domicile in Ireland and Jersey. Shire develops and provides healthcare in the areas of behavioral… Continue reading