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

SHELL-BG, A NEW WAVE OF OIL M&A IS COMING?

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On the morning of the 8th of April 2015 the acquisition of BG Group by the Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royall Dutch Shell was announced. It is considered to be the most expensive oil… Continue reading

HEINZ AND KRAFT TO MERGE, FORMING A NEW FOOD GIANT

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On March 25, 2015 H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) announced they have entered into a definite merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company. Existing Heinz shareholders will… Continue reading

A EUROPEAN FUND MANAGEMENT POWERHOUSE: SANTANDER AND UNICREDIT COMBINE THEIR ASSET MANAGEMENT UNITS

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Banco Santander will combine its asset management arm with Pioneer Investments, a unit of Unicredit. The combined company will manage $429 bn in assets. This deal follows the recent trend in the M&A… Continue reading

GENERICALLY SPEAKING, HEALTHCARE M&A IS ON FIRE

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Industry Overview During the past weeks we observed a lot of activity in the healthcare sector centering around three companies: Mylan, Perrigo and Teva. Mylan is a Dutch pharmaceutical company headquartered in Amsterdam.… Continue reading

BT TO EXPAND INTO MOBILE SERVICES THROUGH ACQUIRING EE

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British Telecommuniations (BT) has finalized a £ 12.5 bn deal to buy mobile operator EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange. This article will first provide a brief overview of the European telecommunication industry… Continue reading

NOKIA – Alcatel Lucent: an Analysis of the Deal [chapter 2]

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CHAPTER 2 In the first chapter of this story has been covered the bid made by Nokia to merge with Alcatel – Lucent. It was an all – stock financed transaction for which,… Continue reading

NOKIA – ALCATEL LUCENT: CONNECTING PEOPLE, MERGING BUSINESSES [CHAPTER 1]

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CHAPTER 1   On April 15, 2015 Nokia announced a €15.6bn offer for Alcatel-Lucent that will create a huge Finnish-French rival to Ericsson and Huawei in the telecoms equipment industry, with a market capitalization of… Continue reading