Topics: M&A

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private Equity

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private ...

Private equity firm TPG Capital is looking to make a move on the Australian Fairfax Media Ltd. The news of a possible bid broke out on Wednesday and the shares in Fairfax Media saw an immediate boost. However, TPG might not have set its eyes on the whole organisation and a possible sale might result in the breakup of the [...]

Global Telecom M&A Hits 13 Year High

Global Telecom M&A Hits 13 Year High

With telecommunication industry M&A on an upswing this year, historical records are being broken, says Dealogic Market Insights. A quick look at the graph above makes clear how extraordinary 2014 is compared to recent years. Fourteen M&A deals of greater than one billion dollars eac were announced so far this year, up from 11 such deals in 2013 Year To [...]

Private Equity’s Report Card for US M&A

Private Equity’s Report Card for US M&A

This week Dealbook posted a list of notable US regional M&A transactions. Several of them were PE deals. Some received an A and some received an F. One of the deals highlighted was Thoma Bravo’s sale of Digital Insight to NCR for USD 1.65 billion, which it bought just 124 days earlier for USD 1.025 billion. It got an A. [...]

Legendary Founders Exit Two Tech Giants To Make Way for M&A?

Legendary Founders Exit Two Tech Giants To Make Way ...

It is time for a changing of the old guard it seems. A new era in mobile and consumer Internet is taking its toll on the founders responsible for Blackberry and Yahoo!, two of the most well-known brands from two of the leading companies of the last decade, namely Research in Motion (RIM) and Yahoo.   Both tech giants saw [...]

Successful Mergers and Matchmaking

Successful Mergers and Matchmaking

Synergy is a driver of M&A, but do synergies result in increased cash flows and new products? The answer is yes, if certain criteria are met, according to an Insead article. Recent research found that [quote] mergers were most successful and resulted in improved profit margins, when a firm merged with a target that was similar to itself, but different [...]