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  • Article / 04 December 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: GBP steady as UK, EU finalise deal

    Head of Editorial Content / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: GBP steady as UK, EU finalise deal
    Last week's reports of an imminent Brexit divorce bill deal helped GBP to rally versus its peers, but sterling is holding steady into today's final draft and may have limited upside going forward. Meanwhile, Bitcoin dumped 10% of its value overnight before rallying higher again and currently sits at the $11,430 level.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 11 November 2015 at 11:58 GMT

    Cheers! AB InBev confirms SABMiller deal

    CNBC
    Belgian brewing giant AB InBev has reached an agreement with SABMiller over the terms of its takeover, announcing that it will pay £44 ($66.7) per share for the London-listed drinks company valuing it at $105 billion, CNBC reports. As part of the deal, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, AB InBev will not own SABMiller's US business, selling off SABMiller's MillerCoors division and the Miller Global Brand Business to Molson Coors. The transaction is expected to be worth some $12 billion.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 21 April 2015 at 4:54 GMT

    Despite the hype, few M&A deals add value

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Despite the perceived benefits of mergers and acquisitions, the authors of a 2011 Harvard Business Review paper found that "study after study puts the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions at somewhere between 70% and 90%". But not all acquisitions destroy value. Public companies tend to be more successful if they acquire private ones. And size matters: acquisitions tend to be more successful when the target is less than half the size of the acquirer. Finally, acquisitions should be avoided during sharemarket booms, when credit is easy, when an industry is structurally challenged and when business cultures are poorly aligned.
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