Merger Tag

According to Acquisitions Daily, analysts have been overwhelmingly supportive of the rationale for the acquisition of the Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus by its Anglo-Spanish rival International Airlines Group (IAG), following confirmation that IAG has made an approach to buy the company, which was rejected...

According to Acquisitions Daily, fresh speculation regarding a potential tie-up between the French network-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent and Finland’s Nokia sent shares in both companies higher on December 18. Merger talks are understood to have...

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...

The plan to merge Switzerland’s Holcim with France’s Lafarge to create the world’s largest cement producer – an operation with a turnover of €32bn (US$44bn) – looks an uncertain prospect given the raft of regulatory hurdles that the deal will need to overcome. While the two...

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...

Congratulations to Glencore on finally completing their long-running merger with Xstrata; we wish Ivan Glasenberg and his team the best of luck. It was especially encouraging to see his comments as reported in the Wall Street Journal earlier today (3 May) recognising that deals only add value post-close, so celebrations are by no means in order yet – the hard work is only just beginning.