M&A Tag

With Verizon Communications expected to announce the terms under which it will buy out Vodafone’s 45% stake in the pair’s US joint venture for up to US$130bn later today, attention is turning to how the UK telecoms company is likely to spend the proceeds. Although details...

GE Capital is looking to spin off its US consumer lending operations, as a result of the growing concern at its parent General Electric over the scale of the group’s exposure to the banking sector. Sources close to the process say that preliminary work has begun...

In a small, but telling and potentially significant, deal ARM Holdings has announced the acquisition of the Finnish company Sensinode for an undisclosed sum. While the deal is likely to bring in relatively insignificant extra revenues in the short term in the context of ARM’s annual...

Interesting developments continue in the merger efforts of American Airlines and US Airways: According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Justice and several states have just sued to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, arguing that the new $11 billion airline would reduce...

The advertising and marketing giant WPP is expected to seek acquisitions following the merger of rivals Omnicom and Publicis. Shares in large advertising companies such as Japanese rival Dentsu and Havas of France have gained on the back of talk that WPP will make an acquisition...

As Publicis and Omnicom work on with their potentially landscape-altering merger, there has been much speculation as to ongoing consolidation and which rivals could soon follow suit. Dealmaking in the advertising and marketing arena to date this year stands at US$21.4bn globally, from the announcement of...