Tag archive for ‘merge’
Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Julius Baer, Unscathed by Swiss Uncapping of the Franc, Warning of Pain Ahead for Banks

The Swiss National Bank made the shocking move of eliminating its currency cap on the Swiss franc, and many banks lost money. Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Barclay’s suffered joint losses of $400 million More...

Vered Weiss On Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Burger King’s CEO Daniel Schwartz Whopper Tax Break

–   There were many complaints about Burger King’s CEO Daniel Schwartz‘s decision to merge with Canadian doughnut concern Tim Hortons in what was seen as a tax inversion scheme. It seems More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Carlyle and Cinven Selling Shares of Altice

Carlyle  Group and Cinven are selling their 337.5 million euro ($422 million) stake in Altice, which has risen 70% since its IPO earlier in the year, as reported by Bloomberg. French Israeli Patrick Dahi More...

Associated Press On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Maurice Levy’s Publicis to Buy Sapient of US for $3.7 Billion 

–   French advertising group Publicis says it is to buy Boston-based marketing, communications and consulting firm Sapient for $3.7 billion. Publicis says in a statement Monday that once completed, More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Mario Gabelli Triples SWS, Pulls Out of Annies

Mario Gabelli, manager of GAMCO investments tripled its stake in SWS and pulled out of Annies. GAMCO now has a 3.5% stake in SWS at  1.7 million shares. Gabelli sold the natural and organic food company Annies More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Berkeley Study Shows Our Need for Stability Makes Hollywood Stars Look Like their Stunt Doubles

Johnny Depp has an unforgettable face. Tony Angelotti, his stunt double in “Pirates of the Caribbean, ” does not. So why is it that when they’re swashbuckling on screen, audiences worldwide More...

Vered Weiss On Monday, October 6th, 2014

Yahoo to Invest $20 Million in Evan Spiegel’s Snapchat

After spinning off Alibaba, Yahoo has to decide on what to do with its cash, and to make it snappy. Just a week after the Alibaba IPO, Yahoo announced it would invest $20 million in Snapchat which has More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Brazilian Billionaires Try to Block Chiquita Merger

Chiquita, famous for its bananas, is planning to merge with Fyffes, but Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and Jean Louis Curtrale are trying to derail the deal, and are going so far as to ignore More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Daniel Och’s Oz Management Reduces Stake in Rockwood Holdings

Daniel Och’s Oz Management reduced its stake in Rockwood Holdings (ROC) by a staggering 42%.  The fund now holds 2.49 million shares, down from 4.31 million. The fund is still the third largest stakeholder More...

Tibi Singer On Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Nelson Peltz Gets California Teachers Pension on his Side in his War Against PepsiCo

– Activist investor Nelson Peltz has won the support of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, one of the largest pension funds in the US, in his campaign against PepsiCo., the NY More...

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