M&A Tag

There is certainly commercial logic behind Halliburton’s move to acquire rival Baker Hughes – to form an oilfield services company that would be slightly more than half the size of the dominant global leader Schlumberger – as plunging oil prices threaten to curb activity in...

In Bangalore, the self-described Silicon Valley of Asia, investment bankers have an acquisitions conundrum. According to Acquisitions Daily, despite a flurry of deals in recent years, there remains a disparity between the levels of investment coming in from private equity and venture capital and the cash...

Over the past 14 years, I've had the opportunity to lead over a dozen acquisitions and divestments. It all started back in 2001 when I led the acquisition and integration of a financial services business. From that point onwards I learnt a little more about...

Another report has been recently published from Intralinks and Cass Business School yet again telling us that actively acquisitive businesses perform better than those that don’t do M&A; you can download it here. As you can probably tell, I’m rather sceptical about such reports, especially...

The horizons of the highly successful UK sports retailer Sports Direct seem to be continuing to expand with the company understood to be actively evaluating a bid for Kitbag, the sports retailer owned by Findel with a particularly strong position in selling replica sports kits. Findel...

The quarterly Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) published by Intralinks gives encouraging confirmation to the widespread expectation that the increase in deal flow seen globally in 2014 will continue at least into the first quarter of 2015. It tracks around 10,000 deals across the world and argues that it...

Halliburton is to acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction valued at US$78.62 per Baker Hughes share, representing an equity value of US$34.6bn and enterprise value of US$38bn, based on Halliburton’s closing price on November 12, 2014, the day prior to...