Tag Archive: Goldman Sachs

CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time

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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.… Continue reading

Virtu meets KCG

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Companies overview Virtu Financial Inc (NYSE:VIRT) Virtu Financial Inc is a financial firm whose main businesses are market making and high-frequency trading based in New York. It was born in 2008, when Vincent… Continue reading

Vodafone has an Idea

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Intro / Deal Summary On March 20th, 2017 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India announced their merger, whereby Idea cellular agreed to purchase Vodafone India for USD 12.6 billion. The deal has been the… Continue reading

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

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On the 15th of December the independent committee of Sky has approved to sell to 21st Century Fox 60.4% of its equity ownership at £10.75 per share. The agreement comes after two rejections… Continue reading

A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

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General Electric and Baker Hughes reached a deal for the combination of their oil services business units. General electric will contribute its oil-and-gas business and pay $7.4 billion through a special dividend of… Continue reading

Halliburton and Baker Hughes broken marriage

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On May 1, 2016, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, respectively the second and third largest oilfield services firms, have announced the abandonment of their planned $34.6bn merger because of opposition from US and European… Continue reading

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

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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… Continue reading

LSE – DB merger: a crucial step towards Capital Markets Union

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE) and Deutsche Börse (DB1X.N:GER) have agreed to merge and give birth to the largest European stock exchange group with a combined market capitalization of over $6tn. Industry Overview… Continue reading

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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Activision Blizzard – King Digital Activision Blizzard Inc. will buy the British developer King Digital Entertainment for a nice $5.9bn settled entirely by cash. The rationale of the deal seems to be twofold: operating… Continue reading