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

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