Hey, are you a Loan? ’Cause you have got all my interest!
Is the Italian banking future based on UniCredit?
Walking into a Canary Wharf or Wall Street bar/club, this is probably the worst banter that you can ever hear from junior bankers who, after hours spent in pitching companies and structuring financial models, try to approach the most wanted top-model of the night. I do not have to specify how many times this gimmick […]
Vivendi and Mediaset: this marriage is not to be performed!
BACKGROUND OF ITALY’S FINANCIAL SYSTEM It is public renowned that Italian banks have significantly higher percentage of NPLs (non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default) in comparison to other banks in Europe. The fact of having this high rate of bad credits has led some banks to the brink of default, beginning last year […]
A market for three?
In order to summarize what has happened to the agreement between two of the largest media companies in Europe, Mediaset and Vivendi, during the last months, we could take one of the most famous sentences in the history of the Italian literature: “this marriage is not to be performed, not tomorrow, nor ever!”. The […]
Shortly after Syngenta’s Michel Demare rebuffed a $46 bn proposal from Monsanto last August, the Swiss group’s chairman predicted that there would have been more dealmaking to come in the agribusiness industry. He could have not been more right. On Thursday the 12th of May emerged that Bayer AG, the German chemical and drugs group, […]