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The Too-Big-To-Fail Syndrome

The Too-Big-To-Fail Syndrome

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More often than not, disruptors on the verge of being successful are welcomed with snarky, down-putting comments from the sector’s leaders. Airbnb, for example, could probably write a book about this very topic… and, if they waited another 5 years or so,…

On Roll-up Acquisitions

On Roll-up Acquisitions

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If you have been reading about mergers and acquisitions or have spoken lately with investment bankers or private equity fund managers, chances are that you’ve heard about roll-up acquisitions – or roll-ups. What’s that all about, you might think. Simple. The basic…

Western Digital’s shares decline faster upon boosting its SSD position with SanDisk’s acquisition. Where’s the logic?

Western Digital’s shares decline faster upon boosting its SSD position with SanDisk’s acquisition. Where’s the logic?

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On October 21, 2015, Western Digital () announced its $19Bn acquisition of SanDisk (). Although not having any particular interest in the sector or the stocks, I’ve been following WDC’s stock from time to time out of curiosity. Given today’s ever-growing interest for…

Turning Emerging Markets into Growth Drivers for Multinational Companies

Turning Emerging Markets into Growth Drivers for Multinational Companies

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What to do when your home market is saturated, stagnating or, worse, declining? In many cases, the answer is: Enter other markets. Traditionally, North American and Western European companies have favored developed markets in their  international expansion. After all, many will tell you,…

Double Standards in French Mergers – aka – It’s Good to be Semi-Public in the Hexagon

Double Standards in French Mergers – aka – It’s Good to be Semi-Public in the Hexagon

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Francois Hollande was elected thanks to its populist-yet-not-overly-extremist approach themed ‘let’s blame the riches for everything we can’. It’s therefore no surprise that his government has led many (most???) successful entrepreneurs to reside in neighboring countries or that his own prime minister…

And the Pharma consolidation continues

And the Pharma consolidation continues

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Today’s Pharma big deal is in the compounded drug segment. AmerisourceBergen, not at all shy when it comes to acquisitions, announced its acquisition of PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings from Private Equity Fund Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for a mere $2.575 Billion. More than a good exit for…