The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

Deutsche Bank or the art of tripping over coffee tables Deutsche Bank AG is a German financial giant, founded in 1870 and headquartered in Frankfurt. It operates with more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries and has been trying for a long time to become a global investment banking powerhouse of proportions similar to … Continue reading The DWS IPO – Crying for Cryan

Vodafone has an Idea

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 largest in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector in H1 2017 and will create the largest Indian telecommunications company with a valuation … Continue reading Vodafone has an Idea

Total acquires Maersk Oil & gas to reduce Middle-east country exposure

On August 8th, Total announced the acquisition of the Exploration and Production company Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish transport and logistics company A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, in a share and debt transaction. Companies overview Total SA was founded on March 28, 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France. … Continue reading Total acquires Maersk Oil & gas to reduce Middle-east country exposure

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

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 $17.50 for each Baker Hughes share. The new company will be 62.5% owned by GE and 37.5% owned by Baker Hughes shareholders. … Continue reading A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

Bayer-Monsanto: A Genetically Modified Deal

On September 14th, 2016, Bayer has reached a deal, currently pending regulatory approval, to acquire Monsanto in an all cash transaction for $128-a-share ($56bn Equity Value, $66bn EV) COMPANY OVERVIEW – BAYER Bayer AG (ETR:BAYN , Market Cap: €77.57bn, Share Price: €93.90 as of 11/11/2016) is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. … Continue reading Bayer-Monsanto: A Genetically Modified Deal

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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 and financing based. The combined company is expected to be among the most important tech giants worldwide in terms of active users, with more … Continue reading Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

Pfizer – Allergan

A new Pharma Mega-Deal making Botox and Viagra join forces. On November 23, 2015, Pfizer announced its $160bn tie-up with Allergan to form the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company by sales. Industry Overview Even though recent M&A activity has started to slow down in the healthcare sector, the announced merger shows that the M&A frenzy is … Continue reading Pfizer – Allergan

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

BOILING SUMMER IN THE BUILDING-MATERIALS INDUSTRY

Industry Overview Relevant signals of growth and recovery are shown in the segments of building materials sector which represent Italcementi and Heidelberg core businesses. Furthermore, continued tailwinds will bring benefits regarding revenue and cash flows in the last part of the year. The sharp fall in oil price and the weakness of Euro will have … Continue reading BOILING SUMMER IN THE BUILDING-MATERIALS INDUSTRY