Amazon of Arabia: Jeff Bezos’ Giant Buys Souq in a Move to Enter the Middle East Market

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) — market cap as of 31/03/2017: $423.03bn Introduction On March 28, 2017, American electronic e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon.com announced its acquisition of Dubai-based Souq.com, in a move that is expected to bring a significant impact on the Middle East’s small but fast-growing e-commerce sector. According Read more…

Alstom saga ends with a “ménage à trois”

General Electric; Market Cap: $299.6bn (as of 06/11/2015) Alstom; Market Cap: $9.06bn (as of 06/11/2015)   Introduction General Electric finally concluded its €9.7bn (about $10.6bn) acquisition of Alstom’s power business after getting the final regulatory approvals. The deal represents GE’s biggest ever industrial acquisition. GE’s offer was accepted by Alstom Read more…

The Finnish phoenix arises from its ashes: Nokia to merge with Alcatel-Lucent

NOKIA Corporation; Market Cap (as of 17/04/2015): €26.3bn Alcatel-Lucent; Market Cap (as of 17/04/2015): €10.5bn  Introduction On April 15, the Finnish multinational company Nokia agreed to buy the French company Alcatel-Lucent in an all-shares transaction valued at €15.6bn. The deal aims at creating a future innovation leader in the technology Read more…