Breakfast with: Federico Tenga, Bitcoin Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Chainside

Breakfast with: Federico Tenga (alumnus MiM ESCP), Bitcoin Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Chainside. Federico is an early bitcoin adopter, co-founder at Chainside and consultant for blockchain implementations. In December 2014, he founded the Italian branch of the BEN (Blockchain Education Network) with the aim of spreading the network in the Italian Universities. Q: First of all, I would likeContinue reading “Breakfast with: Federico Tenga, Bitcoin Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Chainside”

Private Equity – The best asset-class of the last 25 years

Private Equity – What is it? Private equity (PE) has gained a great amount of influence in today’s financial marketplace, but only few people actually understand the ins and outs of the industry. This quick article (less than “360” seconds long!) breaks down the topic, discussing in brief (i) the different types of PE strategies;Continue reading “Private Equity – The best asset-class of the last 25 years”

Bidding War fires up the largest European deal of 2017

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”

ICO is the new IPO?

The beginning of 2018 saw another example of the psychological impact of the Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, ICO’s and Blockchain on human beings in this period. In fact, Kodak company, the pioneer in the photography sector announced the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of KODAKCOIN, to enable photographer to get more protection for the image rights. As aContinue reading “ICO is the new IPO?”

Bitcoin: Is this time different?

Bitcoin: Is this time different? Spoiler: NO. Bitcoin is the buzzword of our decade, even grandmas talk about it in their tea sessions with friends. Is Bitcoin the future? Will it substitute fiat money? Has it really a value? The aim of this article is to address these questions with tested frameworks and examples fromContinue reading “Bitcoin: Is this time different?”

China 2017: Snapshot

China is facing some structural problems in 2017, Said Medley Global Advisor (MGA), a research institute of Financial Times. The first one is whether China’s economy can achieve its re-balance of reducing reliance on investment and increasing consumption in 2017. As the average increasing rate of 6.7% in 2016 is exactly the same as itsContinue reading “China 2017: Snapshot”

Spain Overview: Economic Analysis and M&A Market Trends

Overview of the Spanish Market Spain has the fourteenth-largest economy by nominal GDP in the world, and it is also among the largest in the world by purchasing power parity. The Spanish economy is the fourth-largest in the European Union, and the fourth-largest in the Eurozone, based on nominal GDP statistics (GDP 2016: $1252 trillion). Following the financial crisis of 2007–08, the SpanishContinue reading “Spain Overview: Economic Analysis and M&A Market Trends”

Free Trade: New Challenges Ahead

On the 23rd of June 2016, the British people decided to leave the EU, the only geographical area that almost completely fits the textbook definition of free trade, i.e. “the economic policy of not discriminating against imports from and exports to foreign jurisdictions.”. They made this decision official on the 27th of March, and lotsContinue reading “Free Trade: New Challenges Ahead”

India: A brief analysis of the world’s fastest-growing economy

We are living really hard times. The fear caused by the growing terrorist activities, the distrust of the stranger induced by rising nationalisms and by a propaganda good at riding the wave of growing frustration, the uncertainty caused by the dissolution of our certainties. Many are the reason that keep investors awake and contribute toContinue reading “India: A brief analysis of the world’s fastest-growing economy”

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30 Billion With Spin-Out of New R&D Company

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”