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

CHEMCHINA AND PIRELLI: WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT?

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China National Chemical Corp, also known as ChemChina, agreed to buy Pirelli (PECI.MI), the world’s fifth-largest tyre maker, in a € 7.1 billion ($7.7 billion) deal. This operation will put the 143-year-old Italian… Continue reading

DIGITAL LUXURY SHOPPING: YOOX – NET-A-PORTER

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On March 31 2015, Italian web-based clothier Yoox SpA agreed to purchase Net-a-Porter, the high-end fashion site controlled by Cie. Financière Richemont SA, in an all-stock deal representing an effort to strengthen their presence in the small-but-increasingly-competitive online… Continue reading