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

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

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 Not only have the financial markets been exceptionally turbulent since the last quarter of 2015 but also the exchange operators that are … Continue reading LSE – DB merger: a crucial step towards Capital Markets Union

A EUROPEAN FUND MANAGEMENT POWERHOUSE: SANTANDER AND UNICREDIT COMBINE THEIR ASSET MANAGEMENT UNITS

Banco Santander will combine its asset management arm with Pioneer Investments, a unit of Unicredit. The combined company will manage $429 bn in assets. This deal follows the recent trend in the M&A activity of Asset and Wealth Management firms. Enhancements to profitability, economies of scope and scale, and regulatory compliance are amongst the main … Continue reading A EUROPEAN FUND MANAGEMENT POWERHOUSE: SANTANDER AND UNICREDIT COMBINE THEIR ASSET MANAGEMENT UNITS

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