Companies Overview Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is an American independent investment management company headquartered in Atlanta, United States, and listed on the NYSE. The firm was originally incorporated under the laws of England and Wales as H. Lotery and Co. Ltd in 1935 and in late 1950s launched its first mutual funds in North America. … Continue reading Invesco joins the trillion dollar club
Ferrero is back with a Sweet Acquisition
On January 16th 2018, Ferrero, announced that it will acquire the confectionery business of Nestle in the US for $2.8 billion. The deal makes Ferrero the third-biggest firm in the confectionery market in the US, according to Euromonitor. The unit acquired generated $900 million in sales during 2017 for the Swiss-based company. Ferrero will own … Continue reading Ferrero is back with a Sweet Acquisition
CVS Acquires Aetna in the Largest American Healthcare Insurance Deal of All Time
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
Top of the Pops: Banco Popolare and BPM merge to create Italy’s third largest bank
After months of intense talks, on March 23, Banca Popolare di Milano (PMI:IM) and Banco Popolare (BP:IM) agreed to merge and to form the third largest bank in Italy by assets (€170bn). The deal comes after a tacit approval by the ECB and is probably only the first step of an anticipated bigger consolidation process. … Continue reading Top of the Pops: Banco Popolare and BPM merge to create Italy’s third largest bank
CHEMCHINA AND PIRELLI: WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT?
China National Chemical Corp, also known as ChemChina, agreed to buy Pirelli (PECI.MI), the world's fifth-largest tyre maker, in a € 7.1 billion ($7.7 billion) deal. This operation will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands, and take it private again after 93 years of public listing. The offer is expected to be launched … Continue reading CHEMCHINA AND PIRELLI: WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT?
GLAXOSMITHKLINE & NOVARTIS SWAP ASSTES WORTH £11BN
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, where participants enhance their operations by divesting from non-profitable divisions, while acquiring assets that enhance the current portfolios. GSK’s position in vaccines … Continue reading GLAXOSMITHKLINE & NOVARTIS SWAP ASSTES WORTH £11BN
WHEN A BURGER MEETS A DOUGHNUT. BURGER KING – TIM HORTONS
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 legal headquarter of the combined entity will be relocated in Canada, which rises new concerns about the trend of tax inversion deals … Continue reading WHEN A BURGER MEETS A DOUGHNUT. BURGER KING – TIM HORTONS
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