The dilemma of cross-border acquisitions: Tyco International and Johnson Controls

Nowadays, Tyco has become a mere shadow of the diversified engineering group that used to be in the 1990s. Over the years, it has expanded under an aggressive acquisition strategy overseen by former CEO Dennis Kozlowski. The slice of the once $130bn conglomerate, which nowadays sells only fire safety and security systems, will be acquired by Johnson … Continue reading The dilemma of cross-border acquisitions: Tyco International and Johnson Controls

FINMECCANICA SELLS ANSALDO TO HITACHI FOR MORE THAN $2 BILLION

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 finalized. The Tokyo-based company will pay €9.65 for each Ansaldo STS share, equivalent to a 9.2% premium and it will launch a … Continue reading FINMECCANICA SELLS ANSALDO TO HITACHI FOR MORE THAN $2 BILLION

A SUBPRIME RENAISSANCE: CITIGROUP SELLS ONEMAIN TO SPRINGLEAF

Springleaf Holdings Inc. set to buy Citigroup Inc’s OneMain Financial Holdings for $4.25bn in cash, forming the largest subprime lender in the United States. Citigroup’s strategy to sell its non-core operations and focus on wealthier clients produces the combined entity with $15bn dollars in assets, 2000 branches, and a capacity to serve the growing subprime … Continue reading A SUBPRIME RENAISSANCE: CITIGROUP SELLS ONEMAIN TO SPRINGLEAF