“M&A boom times keep coming”

Quarter 3 of 2018 has just ended and in the first three quarters of 2018 we have seen just over USD 3.5bn worth of announced deals globally.

A “glittering” deal creating the world’s largest gold miner

Today’s announcement that Canada’s Barrick Gold will enter into a share for share merger with Randgold Resources will “create an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of Tier One Gold Assets in the industry, the lowest total cash cost position among senior gold peers,” the companies said in a joint statement.

Private equity firm CVC to take up a new sport?

Everyone, whether they be a football fan or not, is used to the fact that football clubs change hands as regularly as they change their players, and typically for vast sums of money. On the other hand, this has not typically been the case in the sport of rugby, the game often referred to as a “hooligans game played by gentlemen”.  

Aston Martin to zoom on to the London Stock Exchange?

Today has seen the announcement by Aston Martin that it may be considering selling a minimum of 25 per cent of its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

SodaStream, the 70s’ must have product, finds itself subject to an acquisition from Pepsico

News that Pepsico has tabled a USD 3.2bn offer for SodaStream could see the target's product become a must-have home gadget once again.