According to Compliance Week, JPMorgan Chase Bank was fooled into wildly overpaying for a student loan assistance company after the bank dropped its guard on how carefully to vet the startup’s customer database. Questions: Source: Nicodemus, A. (2023). Alleged fraudster cited privacy in duping JPMorgan into $175M merger. Compliance Week, April 5 (Retrievable online at… Read more »
Posts Tagged: merger
Watch out Walmart, Here they Come!
According to the Washington Post, Kroger and Albertsons are putting together a merger deal that could pose a competitive threat to Walmart and other grocery chains, as a major industry consolidation. Questions: Do you think that the merger will result in lower or higher prices for consumers? What types of issues is the FTC concerned… Read more »
A Lawsuit in U.S. District Court to Stop The Merger of Two of the Largest Publishers
According to The New York Times, Steven King, well-known author, testified as a witness for the government in its lawsuit to stop the merger of two of the largest publishers. Questions: What is the amount of the proposed acquisition? Who are the two publishers and which one is acquiring the other in this consolidation? How… Read more »
Not a Greek Salad
According to the New York Times, Taboola, a company with catchy clickbait links, previously planned to merge with its chief rival. Now it plans to go public on its own. Questions: When do companies advertising through Taboola pay? What is the Taboola platform described as? What are the concerns that Taboola has in common with… Read more »
According to the New York Times, Honest Company hired Morgan Stanley and Jefferies to run a sale process, with the hopes of valuing the company at more than $1 billion. Questions: What type of business is Honest Company? Why do they say in the article that the valuation the Honest Company will be a test of its turnaround? What does… Read more »
Chevron’s Big Merger
Despite the sharp decline for oil and gas, Chevron agreed on Monday to buy Noble Energy for roughly $5 billion. Questions Why might this be such an important move? Why did Noble decide to sell? How many North American oil producers have filed for bankruptcy this year? Source: Krauss, C. (2020). Chevron Deal for Oil… Read more »
According to the Washington Post, Boeing has terminated a long-planned $4.2 billion deal with the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer after negotiations broke down shortly before a Friday night deadline. Questions: Had the deal gone through, what would have been Boeing’s stake in Embraer? How much of the value of its stock has Boeing lost in… Read more »
Big Financial Information Merger
The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Intuit is buying the credit score monitoring company Credit Karma for $7.1 billion. Questions: What is the merger intended to boost within the Intuit organization? By how much was the Intuit stock increased at the time of the announcement of Intuit’s quarterly earnings and the word… Read more »
Another IPO in Albertson’s future?
After failing multiple times to go public, Albertsons’ grocery chain is launching an IPO valued at around $19 billion. Questions: When did Albertsons previously try to go public? Who is Albertsons’ private equity investor and how long have they been invested in Albertsons? How much is Albertsons’ net debt, excluding leases? Why didn’t Albertsons’ merger… Read more »
Shake, Shake, Shake that Ketchup Bottle!
According to Bloomberg, the market value of Kraft Heinz is down $50 billion. Its major players, Warren Buffett and 3G Capital (who orchestrated the 2015 merger) for the packaged food giant, need to turbocharge sales or strike a big deal to satisfy Wall Street. Questions: 1. Where is the company trying to find sales growth?… Read more »