SAMSUNG SELLS CHEMICAL AND DEFENCE STAKES TO HANWHA

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Last week Samsung decided to sell shares in Samsung General Chemicals and Samsung Techwin for $1.72 billion dollars USD (all figures in USD). The deal was the first time that Samsung sold affiliates… Continue reading

GLAXOSMITHKLINE & NOVARTIS SWAP ASSTES WORTH £11BN

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The asset-swap between GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) and Novartis (NYSE: NVS) will lead to stronger focus by both companies on their current core activities. The transaction sets a new framework for future complex deals,… Continue reading

WHEN A BURGER MEETS A DOUGHNUT. BURGER KING – TIM HORTONS

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Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) has announced on August 26, 2014, the acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) in a merger that will create the world’s third-largest quick service restaurant. The… Continue reading

ACTAVIS ACQUIRES BOTOX-MAKER ALLERGAN FOR $66BN

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The acquisition of Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN) by Actavis Plc. (NYSE:ACT) will lead to the creation of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The $66bn deal is expected to be closed… Continue reading

BIG OIL M&A IS BACK. HALLIBURTON – BAKER HUGHES

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On November 17, 2014 Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton – the No.2 biggest oilfield services provider – is going to acquire… Continue reading