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Saudi Arabia Leads Middle East M&A Activity in Chemicals Sector with $500 Million Deals

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, Saudi Arabia has emerged as the leader in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Middle East’s chemicals sector, according to recent data from financial markets platform Dealogic. The Kingdom recorded $500 million worth of deals in the chemicals sector, highlighting its significant role in the region’s M&A landscape. …

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Vapotherm Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement; Transaction Would Result in Company Going Private

Vapotherm, Inc. (OTCQX: VAPO) announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with a newly-formed entity funded by an affiliate of Perceptive Advisors, LLC, a leading healthcare investment firm. This transaction will result in Vapotherm becoming a private company. Details of the Merger Agreement: Debt Conversion and New Investment: SLR Capital Partners will …

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Cognizant to Pay $1.3 Billion in Belcan Acquisition

The engineering resources and development company will slot in as a Cognizant operating unit. IT consultancy and reseller Cognizant signaled its high priority for engineering services by announcing its intent to acquire Belcan. New Jersey-based Cognizant is buying Belcan from private equity investor AE Industrial Partners for about $1.3 billion in stock and cash. The …

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Payhawk Looks to M&A After 86% Revenue Jump

Spend management platform Payhawk is reportedly entering acquisition mode. Co-founder and CEO Hristo Borisov stated in an interview with CNBC on Thursday (June 6) that the company aims to acquire early-stage startups that have already raised significant funds. He asserted that Payhawk has a better “product-market fit” than its competitors, who have achieved multibillion-dollar valuations …

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Investmint Halts Trading Operations to Focus on Merger and Acquisition Strategy

Investmint, a signal-based trading app, has ceased its trading services to concentrate on merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities, as reported by Entrackr. The company is actively exploring acquisitions with wealth management firms after withdrawing Investmint as a product due to the inability to develop a reliable business model. A spokesperson for Investmint confirmed to Entrackr, …

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Silver Lake Resources Shareholders Approve Merger with Red 5

In a significant development, shareholders of Australian gold producer Silver Lake Resources have given the green light to a merger with domestic peer Red 5. This approval brings the companies closer to completing the deal through a scheme of arrangement, which involves Red 5 acquiring all shares of Silver Lake. The next step involves seeking …

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United States Steel and Nippon Steel Receive International Regulatory Approvals for Acquisition

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. and Japan-based Nippon Steel Corp. (NSC) have announced that the proposed acquisition of U.S. Steel by NSC has received all necessary regulatory approvals outside the United States. The approvals include those from the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission, the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission, the Serbian Competition Commission, …

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T-Mobile to Acquire U.S. Cellular for $4.4 Billion to Enhance Rural Service

T-Mobile announced on Tuesday that it will acquire the wireless operations of U.S. Cellular for $4.4 billion, a strategic move aimed at enhancing service in rural areas. This acquisition, set to close next year, will add approximately four million new customers to T-Mobile’s base. Despite the sale, U.S. Cellular will retain about 70% of its …

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Zee Entertainment Bears Rs 432 Crore Merger Costs Amid Failed Sony Deal

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. faced significant financial setbacks amounting to Rs 432 crore due to its failed merger deal with Sony Group Corporation’s Indian media unit, Culver Max Entertainment. The merger agreement was terminated on January 22, sparking a series of financial implications for Zee Entertainment. Key Points: Merger Costs: Zee Entertainment incurred merger-related costs …

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Competition Commission of India to Soon Introduce New Merger Regulations

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) will soon release a new set of merger regulations following the amendments to the competition law enacted last year. These regulations are expected after the model code of conduct is lifted post-elections, as certain provisions of the amended law need to be notified by the government. According to the …

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