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

When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

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On October 12th Dell (which is a non listed company), in collaboration with Silver Lake, have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of EMC (NYSE:EMC, on 27/10: 26.17$), bringing the majority of… Continue reading

Gas: buy or build?

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Industry Overview The oil and gas industry is facing high market volatility due to geopolitical instability. Companies struggle to lock in new demand in a sector where oversupply is a big issue. The… Continue reading

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