Global Transaction Report

We provide weekly reports on latest corporate finance transactions (capital market, financing and M&A) as well as corporate law developments from all over the world. In addition to summaries, we also offer in-depth analysis including technical details, expert opinions, templates and practical guidelines in terms of selected transactions:

Week 38/2021

Grifols Buys Biotest From Tiancheng

Grifols Buys Biotest From Tiancheng

The Spanish pharmaceutical and chemical company Grifols has signed a share purchase agreement with the Chinese Tiancheng International Investment Limited regarding the acquisition of its 90% stake in Biotest. Grifols pays EUR 1.1 billion which means that Biotest’s...

Software Group Intuit Acquires Mailchimp

Software Group Intuit Acquires Mailchimp

The U.S. standard software group Intuit takes over Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for companies empowering customers to start and grow their businesses with marketing technology, customer support, and content. Founded in 2001 and based in Atlanta with...

GTT Sells Division To I Squared Capital

GTT Sells Division To I Squared Capital

GTT Communications sells its infrastructure division to I Squared Capital. The division consists of a pan-European, North American, and subsea fiber network and data center assets and associated infrastructure services provided to customers. The purchase price has not...

Vivendi Intends To Acquire Lagardère

Vivendi Intends To Acquire Lagardère

The French media group Vivendi controlled by Vincent Bolloré intends to buy Lagardère. In this respect, Vivendi has offered Amber Capital €24.10 per share for its 17.93% stake. Amber Capital has accepted this offer, leading to the conclusion of a conditional sales...

Veolia Launches Share Capital Increase

Veolia Launches Share Capital Increase

The French environmental services group Veolia announces the launch of a share capital increase with shareholders’ preferential subscription rights in an amount of approximately €2.5 billion. Hence, the transaction allows existing shareholders to avoid a dilution of...

Vonovia Secures Public Takeover

Vonovia Secures Public Takeover

Vonovia as Europe’s leading private residential real estate company has secured the public takeover of its competitor Deutsche Wohnen by waiving all offer conditions in its voluntary public takeover offer. This also eliminates the need to reach a minimum acceptance...

Valora Acquires German Back-Factory

Valora Acquires German Back-Factory

The Swiss Valora Group buys the snack specialist and food service system Back-Factory based in Hamburg (Germany) from Harry-Brot as the most important producer of baked goods in Germany. The takeover is expected to take place on 1 November 2021. Back-Factory is a...

Thyssenkrupp Sells AST To Arvedi

Thyssenkrupp Sells AST To Arvedi

The German industrial and technology group ThyssenKrupp sells its subsidiary Acciai Speciali Terni (AST), including the associated sales organization in Germany, Italy and Turkey, to the Italian family-owned company Arvedi. At the same time, ThyssenKrupp might remain...

Kape Technology Takes Over ExpressVPN

Kape Technology Takes Over ExpressVPN

The British-Israeli digital security software provider Kape Technology intends to acquire ExpressVPN based on the British Virgin Islands. The intention is to form “the clear global leader in digital privacy”. Both sides want to “advance the state of privacy...

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Week 37/2021

Deutsche Telekom Sells T-Mobile Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom Sells T-Mobile Netherlands

The European telecommunication companies Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 AB sell T-Mobile Netherlands to WP/AP Telecom Holdings which is a joint venture of the private equity firms Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus. After its transformation, the target company is a full FMC...

Specialty Chemicals: Azelis Goes Public in Belgium

Specialty Chemicals: Azelis Goes Public in Belgium

Belgian specialty chemicals supplier Azelis has announced its IPO on the regulated market of  Euronext Brussels. To this end, qualified investors from Belgium and certain other countries will be offered both new shares from a capital increase and shares from existing...

Enbridge Acquires Oil Export Hub From Moda

Enbridge Acquires Oil Export Hub From Moda

Canadian energy infrastructure group Enbridge acquires various oil export terminals and oil pipelines from Moda Midstream Operating (Moda) for USD 3 billion. The purchase price corresponds to approximately 8x projected forward EBITDA. Moda is a liquids terminaling and...

PayPal Acquires Japanese Payment Platform Paidy

PayPal Acquires Japanese Payment Platform Paidy

Payment service provider PayPal acquires the Japanese Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) service Paidy  for $2.7 billion in cash. In a nutshell, Paidy enables consumers shop online and pay for all their purchases once a month in a store or by bank transfer. In addition, its own...

Megvii Technology Goes Public in Shanghai

Megvii Technology Goes Public in Shanghai

Megvii Technology has received approval for its IPO in Shanghai. As the company for artificial intelligence and facial recognition software presents in its prospectus, up to 253 million Class B shares are to be used as the underlying for the so-called "Chinese...

IPO and Strategic Partnership For ADNOC Drilling

IPO and Strategic Partnership For ADNOC Drilling

The Emirati energy and oil company ADNOC, based in Abu Dhabi, has announced that it intends to list 7.5% of the shares in its group company ADNOC Drilling on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) taking place in October 2021. It is the largest drilling company in...

Scottish BrewDog Forges Joint Venture With Asahi

Scottish BrewDog Forges Joint Venture With Asahi

The Scottish beer manufacturer BrewDog establishes a Joint Venture (JV) in Japan together with the internationally renowned Asahi Breweries group. The JV will operate independently and drive growth in the Japanese market. To this end, brand awareness and the number of...

Holcim Sells Brazilian Cement Business To CSN

Holcim Sells Brazilian Cement Business To CSN

The Swiss building materials group LafargeHolcim with its brands Holcim and Lafarge sells its Brazilian business with an enterprise value of 1.025 billion USD to the Brazilian conglomerate Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN). The transaction comprises five cement...

Luxury Watch Retailer Chronext Plans To Go Public

Luxury Watch Retailer Chronext Plans To Go Public

Chronext, the Swiss platform for luxury watches founded in 2013 , strives to go public. It is planned to list the shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Switzerland in the International Reporting Standard. New shares from a capital increase are to be issued and existing...

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Amira Abaoub

Amira Abaoub

Amira Abaoub is a lawyer at Squair based in Paris (France). Admitted to the Paris Bar, Amira's practice is mainly focused on corporate law, including M&A, venture capital transactions and venture loan. Prior to joining Squair in 2020, she worked at UGGC in...

Ahmet Dereci LL.M.

Ahmet Dereci LL.M.

Ahmet Dereci is a lawyer and founding partner at Dereci & Polat Attorneys based in Istanbul (Turkey). He specializes in International Law and Corporate Law. His past legal counseling experience in wholesale and retail sectors led to an increase in his knowledge of...

Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr is a lawyer, partner and head of the company and commercial law team of Wilson Browne based in Northampton (UK). He advises commercial clients on a wide range of company and commercial matters, including acquisitions and disposals, mergers and corporate...

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