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Tag Archives: Mergers

ICICI Bank and the Bank of Rajasthan | Advantage 'zyaada'

Or, How the economic valuation at market prices has thrown the markets in disarray It’s very satisfying, though a little strangely, to note the market reaction to Bank of Rajasthan’s … Continue reading

May 19, 2010 · 3 Comments

Amazon gets behind the technology

After all, Amazon will have to do a lot of value buying to keep the spirit of competition with the iPad! Amazon has acquired New York-based startup Touchco, according to Nick … Continue reading

February 4, 2010

Citibank out of Private Equity , Real Estate

Private Equity is a specialised business, in that the players concerned are unlikely to turn up to defend their investments and even trading actions to a Senate Banking Committee, even … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dairy Milk in my Oreo, Irene

Warren Buffet invested Kraft was finally able to up the offer beyond 840p without issuing additional equity and convince Cadbury to sign the dotted line, with the deal announcement after … Continue reading

January 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Making Chocolate Kisses for Eggheads

It gets wierd(er). I am flummoxed. Let me bite into a little late night chocolate. Searing hot. One would have thought, esp the fat cat bankers and the Bens, that … Continue reading

January 18, 2010 · 1 Comment

Is it Novartis? Is it Kraft? Just the cheese.

It’s not even about Cadbury’s anymore And I am not wondering about the title, just who is the bigger offender in this new twist Nestle: $NSRGY         … Continue reading

January 5, 2010

It’s NBC Universal

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”false” link=”term=Comcast&iid=7234592″ src=”9/3/8/8/COMCAST_BUYS_NBC_d4ad.JPG?adImageId=8008008&imageId=7234592″ width=”500″ height=”342″ /] [picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=Comcast&iid=7172769″ src=”4/2/7/8/General_Electric_And_e942.jpg?adImageId=8008197&imageId=7172769″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] The proposed $30-billion transaction is the fruition of a longtime ambition by Comcast’s 50-year-old … Continue reading

December 4, 2009

After AOL Warner, the new megalith?

Can conventional media survive yet? The proposed $30-billion transaction is the fruition of a longtime ambition by Comcast’s 50-year-old chief executive, Brian Roberts, to recast his family-controlled Philadelphia company into … Continue reading

December 4, 2009

The epic saga: In which Vivendi gets out of the way

GE has finally got itself a new doorstop with Vivendi agreeing to sell out 20% in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion (MarketWatch story) Now one only needs to wait for … Continue reading

December 1, 2009

ING gets to make a profit, Buyer Beware?

The Discussion on Citi, BofA results, GS bonuses and JPM’s growth is scheduled on the same Diwali weekend as well.. The ING Sale: Will OCBC grow into a larger Pan … Continue reading

October 16, 2009