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Italian IPOs: privatisations, banks and iconic brands to drive 2016 listings

Privatised companies, cooperative banks and “made in Italy” brands are key IPO candidates in 2016, as the domestic equity market continues to attract investors on… Read More

Orange/Bouygues merger review jurisdiction depends on timing of deal

05 January 2016 – The potential tie-up of Bouygues Telecom and Orange may be reviewed by either the French competition authority (AdC) or the European Commission… Read More

Abertis: Spanish establishment encouraging ACS counterbid – sector advisers

Spain’s political establishment is believed to have been actively encouraging ACS [BME:ACS] to switch its strategy so that it can make a counterbid for Abertis… Read More

Fiat Chrysler’s Great Wall interest seen as leverage to attract other suitors

Fiat Chrysler [BIT:FCA / NYSE:FCAU] could use Great Wall Motor Company‘s [HKG:2333 / SHA:601633] interest in the company’s Jeep brand as a bargaining chip to… Read More

Polaris Shipping postpones IPO to next year due to loss of ship – source

17 August 2017 – Polaris Shipping, a privately held South Korean bulk shipper, has postponed its plan to go public to next year due to the… Read More

Monsanto/Bayer remedy assets bidder China Citic Agri Fund drops out – sources

Bayer [ETR: BAYN] has seen China Citic Agri Fund drop out in the second round of bidding in the asset sale process aimed at securing competition clearance of its USD 66bn acquisition of Monsanto [NYSE:MON], a… Read More

Worldpay may attract rival interest, sector advisors say

Worldpay [LON:WPG] could attract rival bids from payments groups after a recent takeover approach by Vantiv [NYSE:VNTV], three sector advisors following the situation said. On Wednesday, Worldpay said… Read More

SPIL/ASE likely to refile with MOFCOM to buy more time

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) [TPE:2325] and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) [TPE:2311] are likely to refile their proposed combination with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in… Read More

T-Mobile could look to backyard for deal

18 May 2017 – T-Mobile US [NASDAQ:TMUS] has deal options beyond Sprint [NYSE:S] that may include a major tech firm like Amazon [NASDAQ:AMZN], two sources briefed on the… Read More

Macron election raises expectations of favourable M&A environment and new state disposals

08 May 2017 – The election of independent centrist and pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron as French President should be positive for M&A activity in France… Read More