Retail Mergers and Acquisitions Look Promising, Says Acuris

2021-01-23T23:07:30+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The total value of U.S. retail deals last year reached $36 billion—roughly three times the $13.9 billion of in 2019. This was despite the pandemic, or perhaps in part because of itThis growth came after year-over-year declines in both 2018 and 2019. This information comes from the M&A insights tool [...]

Bitcoin Firm NYDIG Acquires Fintech Digital Assets Data

2021-01-21T22:14:20+00:00January 20th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

NYDIG is a financial services firm that trades in Bitcoin. The firm announced this week that it has acquired crypto data firm Digital Assets Data. The acquisition is part of its grand initiative to expand its platform. NYDIG says that the acquisition adds to its “best-in-class platform for institutions, hedge [...]

Global Mergers and Acquisitions Reached $3.6 Trillion in 2020

2021-01-19T21:22:24+00:00January 19th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

A wave a large deals in the last few weeks of 2020 drove global mergers and acquisitions to the $3.6tn mark in 2020. It’s an impressive rebound of M&A activity in the second half of the year. Financial Times reports that the 2020 total value of M&A transactions is down [...]

Canadian M&A Plummets to Nine-Year Low in 2020

2021-01-14T21:00:36+00:00January 14th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Mergers and acquisitions north of the border dropped to a nine-year low in 2020 as the pandemic stopped many Canadian companies’ strategies for growth. However, investors anticipate an uptick in deal-making in the fourth quarter will revive activity in the new year.With the administration of COVID-19 vaccines around Canada in [...]

Deals Rebounded in Second Half Despite Coronavirus

2021-01-12T19:21:59+00:00January 12th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

M&A activity has seen a real surge in the second half of this year. The surge is remarkable after almost a dead stop in deals during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis. Mergers went into a holding patterns in the first half of this year. The pandemic made businesses [...]

Chinese Companies Look at M&A in Latin America

2021-01-10T21:12:28+00:00January 10th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Chinese companies struggled to go after acquisitions abroad in 2020; however, Latin America now appears to be a region where they were able to successful do deals. Overseas acquisitions by Chinese firms look to be in a fourth consecutive yearly decline, with a $31.1 billion tally that’s the lowest since [...]

Robot Maker Boston Dynamics Acquired for $1.1 Billion

2021-01-06T21:48:04+00:00January 6th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Spot the Robot Dog. Image credit: Straight Hyundai has recently bought a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank. The Massachusetts-based robot maker Boston Dynamics announced last week that it was becoming part of the South Korean Hyundai family. The acquisition is subject to all the standard regulatory requirements and [...]

Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City Acquired by SPAC

2021-01-03T20:50:50+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Golden Nugget image credit: US News A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Landcadia Holdings II, is moving to take the online gaming operations of Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino public. Landcadia has proposed amendments to the merger that insiders say are assured to happen. Landcadia postponed until next week a [...]

Broadband Infrastructure Companies Ripe for M&A, Experts Say

2020-12-30T22:00:16+00:00December 30th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Earlier in December, Alaska Communications accepted an approximately $300 million all-cash takeover bid from a joint venture of Macquarie Capital and GCM Grosvenor. The deal means $3 per share, which is an impressive premium of at least 60% to the fiber broadband company’s pre-deal trading range. Cincinnati Bell Acquired The [...]

Procter & Gamble Sued by FTC Over Billie Acquisition

2020-12-22T22:19:18+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint on December 18, 2020 and authorized a lawsuit in federal court to block The Procter & Gamble Company’s (Procter & Gamble) proposed acquisition of Billie, Inc. Billie is a direct-to-consumer company that started selling women’s razors and body care products in [...]

Supercharged IPOs and the Up-C Structure in IPOs: How It Works

2020-12-20T23:14:05+00:00December 20th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Image credit: Charity Digital In recent years, so-called supercharged IPOs have become increasingly popular. A traditional IPO is a non-taxable event and tax benefits are not obtained from the company’s debut onto public markets. In a supercharged IPO, the company as well as pre-IPO owners are able to derive significant [...]

JPMorgan Chase CEO Says Let’s Make a Deal to Competitors

2020-12-22T21:26:54+00:00December 15th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jamie Dimon, recently reminded the world that he and his bank are in acquisition mode. “If you’ve got brilliant ideas, give me a call,” Dimon, the chief executive officer of the biggest U.S. bank, said at a conference Tuesday. “Bring us your idea. [...]

Hospice Provider Says Coronavirus M&A “Pause” Over

2020-12-11T17:46:17+00:00December 10th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

On a recent Q3 earnings call, Addus HomeCare Corporation in a sense stated that its “short pause” on M&A activity was now over. And to prove it, the hospice company open its wallet to make a purchase. The Texas-based provider announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Queen City [...]

Tender Offers: How They Work and Key Regulations

2020-12-02T22:32:50+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Investors in the stock market will likely have heard the phrase “tender offers” come up at least once before. A tender offer is a public takeover bid made by an individual, group, or business that seeks to acquire a particular amount of a given company’s stock. The offer can be [...]

Salesforce Negotiates to Acquire Slack Causing Shares to Skyrocket

2020-12-01T21:00:07+00:00December 1st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Shares of Slack skyrocketed after word leaked out that Salesforce was in discussions to acquire the company. If the deal is completed, it would be Salesforce’s biggest to date. The transaction would join the business software behemoth with the channel-based messaging platform that could take the place of office email.Or [...]

M&A Activity Picks Up Amidst COVID Vaccine News, US Election

2020-11-30T07:09:15+00:00November 24th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Positive news of the successful trials of three COVID-19 vaccines and the results of the election in the U.S. in early November have encouraged M&A activity. Global dealmakers are revisiting proposed M&A activity to consider larger transactions, according to bankers and legal advisers interviewed by the Financial Times. Statistics show [...]

Legal Services Provider Epiq Acquires Hyperion Global Partners

2020-11-25T21:46:43+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Epiq, a New York-based legal services provider, recently announced the acquisition of legal operations adviser Hyperion.Observers acknowledge a trend in the legal industry toward reducing costs and finding efficiencies in legal operations.The Hyperion deal includes its legal operations advisory practice as well as Hyperion Research. Hyperior Research is the analyst-driven [...]

Streetwear M&A Dealing: VF Corp. Acquires Supreme Brand

2020-11-23T18:31:15+00:00November 21st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The United States and much of the world watched all M&A activity grind to a halt during the first months of the coronavirus. The uncertainty of the US elections also slowed down the M&A market. Nevertheless, some notable deals did take place in certain sectors, including in streetwear. VF Corp. [...]

SPACs: Should Your Company Use One to Go Public?

2020-11-21T18:35:21+00:00November 20th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The year 2020 has been a record-setting year for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also referred to as blank-check companies. SPAC IPOs have raised more than $62 billion in 169 IPOs so far this year. SPACs are not a new concept. In fact, the concept has been around since the [...]

United Kingdom Says it Will Now Examine M&A Deals

2020-11-25T21:43:05+00:00November 18th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the government will vet M&A deals in the tech sector (and other areas) to make certain no unwelcome threats sneak into the United Kingdom’s fragile economy.National Security and Investment Bill Johnson’s administration is introducing the National Security and Investment Bill. The [...]

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