Sunday Press Review

NOVEMBER 2017 : AkzoNobel and Axalta Coating Systems

AkzoNobel and Axalta Coating Systems ABOUT AKZONOBEL AkzoNobel is a Dutch company specialized in paints, coating and chemicals. Its origins come from the fusions of several Dutch and Scandinavian throughout the years for two centuries. The two major companies involved in the merges were Akzo, and Nobel, founded by Alfred Nobel. It is now headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It has around fifty thousand employees around the world,and generated approximately $9.5bn of turnover during the year 2016. It is now…

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NOVEMBER 2017 : ALANTRA AND CATALYST – A GLOBAL ADVISORY BUSINESS IN THE MID-MARKET

ALANTRA AND CATALYST CORPORATE FINANCE – A GLOBAL ADVISORY BUSINESS IN THE MID-MARKET  Alantra, the consulting firm of Santiago Eguidazu, a former senior government official of José Maria Aznar, has just taken over one of its British competitors, Catalyst Corporate Finance, one of its main competitors in the UK. It will pay about £ 30 million, half of it in securities to take possession of the shop which has advised a hundred transactions over the channel for a total of…

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OCTOBER 2017 : AIRBUS TAKEOVER ON BOMBARDIER

AIRBUS TAKEOVER ON BOMBARDIER   During the night of 16 to 17 October, Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus unexpectedly announced the takeover of the CSeries program of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.   The program aims at implementing a assembly line in China and in the United States. This decision appears as a breath of fresh air for the company for which such a program was too expensive considering the strong concurrence in the Northern American market with Boeing, leading to…

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OCTOBER 2017 : AMAZON TO ACQUIRE WHOLE FOODS

OCTOBER 2018 : AMAZON TO ACQUIRE WHOLE FOODS Amazon (NYSE : NASDAQ) – Market cap as of 12/10/2017 : $480,82 Md Introduction On Saturday August 17, 2017, Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the closing of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market. The e-commerce giant beat out two industry players and four private equity firms in its pursuit of Whole Foods Market (including the grocery company Albertsons and the activist fund Jana Partners). The transaction valuating Whole Foods Market at $13.7bn ($42 per…

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SEPTEMBER 2017 : INTEL BUYS MOBILEYE TO STEER INTO THE SELF DRIVING CAR MARKET

Intel Buys Mobileye To Steer Into The Self Driving Car Market To catch up on companies such as Google, Uber or Tesla — which already have built and tested vehicles on city street — Intel decided to acquire its Israeli partner Mobileye. The two companies have started their collaboration within the frame of the consortium formed by BMW AG, Intel Corp., Mobileye, Magna International Inc, Continental AG and Delphi Automotives, in order to develop fully automated driving systems by 2021. The consortium…

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MARCH 2017 : CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN INDIA : LAW AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

MARCH 2017 : CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN INDIA : LAW AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES “Let the rich satisfy the poor implorer and bend his eye on a longer pathway.” 

- RigVeda, Book X, Hymn 117 The act of philanthropy and the concept of D?na are rooted in ancient Indian wisdom that dictates the act of giving to those in distress. The immediate period prior to the implementation of the law marks a shift in the culture of corporate giving from philanthropy…

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FEBRUARY 2017 : CHINA: WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE ROOSTER YEAR?

FEBRUARY 2017 : CHINA: WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE ROOSTER YEAR? INTRO – The People’s Bank of China (PBC) has confirmed, according to its January data, that foreign exchange reserves of the country have fallen to a historically low level of 2.998 trillion dollars, contrasting with the the all-time high of 3.993 trillion dollars in June 2014. CHART 1: RMB’s exchange rate and foreign reserves evolution since 2009 – Sources: Trading Economics. WHY IS THIS STATEMENT MORE ALARMING THAN IT SEEMS?…

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FEBRUARY 2017 : FOCUS: EUROPE & US. ANALYSIS ON ECONOMIC EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2017 : FOCUS: EUROPE & US. ANALYSIS ON ECONOMIC EVENTS The question dominating the scene is if Europe will be washed over by a wave of far-right populism, leading to a stark change in the outlook for their economic policy. The upcoming elections in Netherlands and more importantly the French presidential have been contributing to the volatility of world markets. So, the point is, where all this headed is. Over the past week, the Euro hit record low levels,…

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MORE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY THAN EVER?

MORE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY THAN EVER? In early January, Oxfam, published An Economy For the 99%, a report centered on the need of rebuilding a global economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few . The report quickly produced hard-hitting headlines, most often spreading the report’s claim that the world’s 8 richest men own more wealth than the poorest half of the world’s population (see the New York Times or the Independent among many others). The way Oxfam came up…

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JANUARY 2017 : WILL MONTE DEI PASCHI FALL?

JANUARY 2017 : WILL MONTE DEI PASCHI FALL? In Italy, 24-month parmesan and well-baked panettone crumble as well as sometimes Italian banks. This has been the case in the last months for the country’s third-biggest and the world’s oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi, conducting its top management to request state help on December 23rd. The timing was indeed good: two days earlier, in a context of banking feverishness, the Italian parliament passed a bill to establish a €20bn fund to…

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