On December 3rd, 2017 CVS Health Corporation announced its intention to acquire Aetna Inc. in a cash-stock deal for $69 billion, in what will be the largest corporate deal in 2017 so far. The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies have been in talks since late October. CVS’ stock dropped more than 4.6% … Continue reading CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time
Abbott’s acquisition of Alere: reshaping the market for rapid medical tests
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) announced on February 1st, 2016 the acquisition of Alere (NYSE:ALR). The deal comes just few days after Abbott reported a drop of 15% in its profits for the final quarter of 2015, mainly linked to the stronger dollar effects on its results in the Emerging Markets where it sells its products. The … Continue reading Abbott’s acquisition of Alere: reshaping the market for rapid medical tests
Financials on the rocks – FIG Market Update
The year 2015 has been marked by the acceleration of M&A activity in the financial sector, due to several distinct trends. Due to increased regulations, institutions must find new ways to not only adapt to the new expectations of regulators, but also to be proactive in finding sustainable business models. Higher capital requirements have put … Continue reading Financials on the rocks – FIG Market Update
JAPAN’S BATTLE AGAINST AN AGEING POPULATION: MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE AND AMLIN FORM A WORLD-LEADING INSURANCE COMPANY
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 providing additional channels for growth. The deal is mainly revenue driven, while another significant factor is expanding the geographic presence across Asia, … Continue reading JAPAN’S BATTLE AGAINST AN AGEING POPULATION: MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE AND AMLIN FORM A WORLD-LEADING INSURANCE COMPANY
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