Tuesday, 12 April 2016

5 Big Mergers, Acquisitions and Spinoffs

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1.  Yahoo!-AOL Merger 

Yahoo Merged with AOL
          It is by no means a sure thing, but if activist Starboard Value gets  its way, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's ambition of building Yahoo! back into a web titan will be derailed. Instead, the struggling Internet pioneer will be sold off and combined with another Internet 1.0 mainstay: AOL. This ecommerce service providers in india would likely entail AOL CEO Tim Armstrong taking the lead role in the merged company, given his reputation as an operations whiz. Although dealmakers have speculated a Yahoo!-AOL merger could be in the works -- there is little to report so far. But should a deal take place, it's likely to be a multi-billion-dollar deal and provide a windfall in advisory fees to the participating banks.

2.  eBay's Breakup

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          Activist shareholder in ecommerce service provider in india Carl Icahn finally won his war against venture capitalist and former eBay board member Marc Andreessen -- now that PayPal will be spun off of the online marketplace in 2015. With four quarters of rising revenue trailing at more than $7 billion, Goldman Sachs is set for a big payday as eBay's advisor. Already, eBay's market capitalization has swelled past the $70 billion mark, and a PayPal IPO is expected to be one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- initial public offering in the first half of 2015. eBay's announcement that it would spin off PayPal proved immediately accretive for its stock, but don't expect a huge pop in its share price until the PayPal spin off date draws near.

3.  Hewlett Packard split

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hp breakup with EMC

          Not every big breakup is spurred by an aggressive outside investor.Hewlett Packard decided to break itself up,before any outside hedge fund could lay siege to the 75-year-old tech titan. The ecommerce service providers india company is cleaving off its consumer businesses, such as printers and laptops, from its corporate services division. The corporate services division will be operate under the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise group. Even as this multi-billion dollar breakup continues into the new year, more M&A could be on the way once its split has been completed: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has been suggested as a possible acquirer of Massachusetts IT storage giant EMC HP's anticipated split comes as it abandons a five-year turnaround plan -- suggesting it would not succeed in its long-term goals -- and against a backdrop of gains nearing 45% in the public markets.

4.  VMware

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vmware merged with EMC
          Virtualization software company VMware is coming under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management, which is pushing storage giant EMC to sell its holdings in VMware. EMC, which owns an 80% stake in VMware, will likely look to offload its holdings in VMware in the New Year. Some market watchers like custom online shop developers in india have speculated that VMware could be acquired, if EMC is willing to sell its stake. With enterprise service providers looking to upload an increasing number of clients' data and information into the cloud, VMware, which underperformed the markets in 2014, could find itself coveted among strategic bidders. If that happens, look for its price tag to cross the $40 billion mark.

5.  TCS- CMC

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TCS with CMC
          Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the $13 billion flagship software unit of the Tata Group, has announced a merger with the listed CMC with itself as part of the group’s renewed efforts to consolidate its IT businesses under a single entity.At present, CMC employs over 6,000 people and has annual revenues worth Rs 2,000 crores. The deal was inked a few days back with e commerce service providers india. TCS already held a 51% stake in CMC.

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