Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) refer to the management, financing, and strategy involved with buying, selling, and combining companies.
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INTRODUCTION COVID-19 has been by far the most significant theme affecting the technology industry in 2020 and as global tech companies navigate through the pandemic, they have been steering the wheels of their strategies looking for a spot in the post-pandemic global outlook. In the chaos of the year, several companies in the sector haveContinue reading “Nvidia and Arm: The World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI”
Nexi and Sia have agreed upon an all-share €15bn merger to create an Italian payment giant that can compete at European level. The Italian government played a crucial role in the deal through Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the government’s unit to implement public policy mandates and it is nonetheless Nexi’s largest shareholder. Furthermore, thisContinue reading “The Strategic Path Of The Italian Fintech Giant”
As of October 2nd, 2020, there were 2.824 billionaires in the world. The number now lies at 2.825. The reason for that change? A Carnegie Mellon engineer graduate. While growing up, Thomas Healy developed a strong interest in racing cars, bolstered by his fervent admiration for the complex racecar shipping process and for the balletContinue reading “The over-night SPAC miracle”
Impact of the virus on the number and conclusion of M&A dealsSince the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeps up its omnipresence in the global news, the M&A market is now plummeting after several years of booming M&A activity. Indeed, this unprecedented crisis caused severe ravages in the stock market and hence drastically impacted corporate shareContinue reading “The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the M&A Deal Activity”
Google has struck a $2.1bn deal to buy fitness-tracking pioneer Fitbit, in order to team up to take on Apple’s fast-growing wearable-tech business. Google announced the acquisition in November 2019, and the deal is expected to go through in early 2020 following the Fitbit shareholders’ approval of the third of January. Could this mean we’llContinue reading “The birth of a true Apple Watch competitor”
LVMH Group will acquire Tiffany & Co, an American jeweler known for engagement rings and white diamond necklaces, for $ 16.2 billion with $135 per share, the biggest deal in luxury industry. About the Buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton The buyer of this deal is LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading high-qualityContinue reading “LVMH’s breakfast at Tiffany’s with the bill of $16.2 billion”
On the 31st of August 2018, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire the U.K. Coffee-shop leader Costa for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion). This brave acquisition is a turning point for both companies. The Coca-Cola Company The buyer is The Coca-Cola Company, one of the biggest beverage companyContinue reading “Coca-Cola takes plunge into coffee with 3.9 billion-pound Costa deal”
Last 6th January, US drug manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which BMY would have acquired Celgene for an equity value of approximately USD 74bn. The board of the two firms welcome the acquisition which will imply that Bristol-Myers Squibb’s shareholders willContinue reading “Giant deal in the pharmaceutical sector: Bristol-Myers Squibb buys Celgene”
(On the right side is Simon Warshaw and on the left side is Michael Zaoui) While it’s normal that big name players take mega deals in M&A market, small investment bank boutiques in London have shared a bigger slice of the pie than ever before, and, many times, some of them are beating bigContinue reading “Small investment bank boutiques cash in on mega M&A deals”
Authors: Alessandro Babbaro, Riccardo Lizzi Michael Kors Holdings Limited announced the acquisition of Versace for $2.12bn, on September 25th. Upon completion of the deal, which is expected to be during Q4 2019, the group will rebrand as Capri Holdings with combined annual revenues of $6bn. This deal follows the £896m acquisition of Jimmy Choo, datedContinue reading “Consolidation in the luxury industry: acquisition of Versace by Michael Kors”
On May 15th, 2017 Atlantia has announced its intention to acquire its Spanish competitor, Abertis. Atlantia, Italian toll operator whose main asset is Autostrade per l’Italia, the largest concessionaire on the Italian highway network, is a holding company belonging to the Benetton family. Under the management of its CEO, Giovanni Castellucci, former partner at theContinue reading “Bidding War fires up the largest European deal of 2017”
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), the world’s largest healthcare holding company, with total registered worldwide sales of $71.89bn in 2016, has unveiled its intention to acquire the Swiss drug-maker Actelion Ltd (SIX:ATLN) with a move that will cost $30bn to the US company. Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packagedContinue reading “Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30 Billion With Spin-Out of New R&D Company”
Companies Overview Luxottica: Global leading Italian Company in design, production and distribution of high-technical quality fashion, luxury, sport and performance eyewear with a brand-names portfolio consisting of Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples e Alain Mikli. It also includes prestigious licenses as well as brand like Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Michael Kors,Continue reading “The Power of Sight: Essilor Luxottica Merger”
COMPANY-OVERVIEW The Kraft Heinz Company is an American worldwide food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz in July 2015, backed by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway. The merger has been agreed by the boards of both companies, with approvals by shareholders and regulatory authorities. Alex Behring, 3G Capital’s managing partner,Continue reading “The Kraft Heinz Co – Deal Report”
Computer technology giant Dell Inc. is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Texas, United States. About 70 percent of Dell’s business is still tied to it’s core business of personal computers. Bearing the name of its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more thanContinue reading “DELL & EMC -The Path to be Giants- M&A Reports”
On the 26th of May, news reported that Time Warner Cable will be bought by Charter Communications for $55bn or $195 a share. After the drop out of Comcast from the acquisition, Time Warner Cable have been approached by Charter Communications, which is the third largest cable television provider. The deal shows how consolidation isContinue reading “TMT Consolidation – M&A Specialist”
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- Private Equity Deal Volume Rising Following a Tumultuous YearWith the 2020 financial year nearly out of sight, savvy readers will have noticed that private equity dry powder has grown tremendously. The related question that inevitably comes to mind is when will these funds be allocated to new deals, and what will the overall deal volume look like in 2021. The past year hasContinue reading “Private Equity Deal Volume Rising Following a Tumultuous Year”