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

AN EMERGING INTERNATIONAL BANK: SABADELL BUYS TSB FOR £1.7 BN

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Spanish institution Banco Sabadell (SAB.MC) agrees to pay £1.7 bn for TSB (TSB.L), Britain’s seventh biggest lender with 631 branches and 4.3% market share, in one of the biggest cross-border banking deals since… Continue reading

OIL: A SHORT STORY

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July 2014 represented one of the most important turnaround points in the oil business in the last decade. An apparently trifling event as the reopening of the Libya’s ports and wells transformed significantly… Continue reading

FINMECCANICA SELLS ANSALDO TO HITACHI FOR MORE THAN $2 BILLION

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Hitachi, a Japanese conglomerate, will pay €773 million ($850 million) for Finmeccanica’s 40% stake in Ansaldo STS: under Italian law, this type of operations requires a mandatory tender offer in order to be… Continue reading

THE END OF A TRILOGY – VALEANT ON SALIX CASE.

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The increased M&A activity within the Healthcare sector has not slowed down in 2015, after we saw a record volume of transactions in the previous year. After securing financing, Canada-based Valeant has won… Continue reading

BIGGER IS BETTER: EXPEDIA ACQUIRES ORBITZ

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On February 12, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) including all of Orbitz’s brands (such as HotelClub, CheapTickets… Continue reading