Winter Deal Recap

Download PDF Welcome back from the winter break and happy 2021! According to JPMorgan, the outlook of M&A in 2021 is very positive. Indeed, mainly due to a reduction in political uncertainty, the development of vaccines and strong capital markets, there is increased confidence in management and board of directors, Read more…

Deal Recap 01/03/2020

Download as PDF The spiking diffusion of COVID-19 outside of China, particularly in South Korea, Italy and Iran, has negatively affected financial markets, among concerns about its impact on business activity: in the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were all in correction territory this Read more…

Weekly Deal Recap

Download as PDF BSIC has brought you some of the most interesting deals over the last week, we hope you’ll enjoy! Franklin Templeton acquires Legg Mason for 4.5bn Deal Value: $4.5bn |Deal Type: Acquisition | Date: 18-Feb-2020 | Nationality: US | Subsector: Finance Franklin Templeton, the US global investment firm Read more…

Winter Deal Recap

  Welcome back from the winter break and happy 2020! Recent dominating headlines, such as the Australia bushfires and the Novel Coronavirus, have made many think the new year is off to a bad start. Has this negative sentiment also spread to the financial market? Despite the signs of the Read more…

Are distressed companies really worthless?

In this article, we introduce distressed debt securities. Then, we investigate what are the problems of valuing a company in financial distress and how we can address those problems. Finally, we present some investment strategies that can be applied when a company is financially distressed. Overview Distressed companies are companies Read more…

Summer Deals Recap

As summer comes to an end, BSIC presents its top picks of the season’s most interesting deals. We saw several key themes throughout the summer, notably, a wave of megadeals, with 13 deals over €5bn announced this summer compared with only 2 in the same season last year. Worldwide deal Read more…

A Five-calories Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away…or not? Dr Pepper Snapple Acquires Bai Brands for $1.7bn

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) — market cap as of 24/11/2016: $16.031bn Introduction On November 22, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., an American beverage producer, agreed to acquire Bai Brands, another American beverage producer focused on antioxidant beverages, for $1.7bn. The deal emerges as traditional customers sway Read more…