“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.

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.

China carries on with its European buying spree

Chinese outbound deal activity continues apace in 2018. So far this year, announced deals involving Chinese acquirors have totalled over USD 50bn and today has seen another deal announced by a Chinese company that will no doubt attract scepticism from European financial media.

Is IAG’s interest in Norwegian Air in the best interests of its passengers?

International Airline Group, the holding company behind British Airways and Iberia, is rumoured to be considering using its recently acquired 4.6 per cent stake in Norwegian Air Shuttle as a springboard for a potential takeover of the group.