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Trump victory & scrapping of Notes. Near term jitters provide opportunities

Two major events-one domestic and other global, have led to market jitters which in our view present an opportunity for value buying
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India never so close to Goods & Services Tax !!

While India has been trying to implement the Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the past six years, the country has never been so close. The GST is facing its biggest hurdle in the Upper House where the passing will require a two-thirds majority and where the distribution of seats is not in favour of the ruling NDA government.
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Indian M&A: Can 2016 be turnaround year?

After 18% decline in M&A deals in 2015, corporates and investors are betting big on 2016.
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Call Connected: ATC buys 51% stake in Viom Networks for USD1.3b

In the largest inbound acquisition of FY16, American Tower Corp (ATC) announced acquisition of 51% stake in telecom tower infrastructure firm, Viom Networks. ATC will pay USD1.3b in cash and takeover debt of USD1b, valuing Viom at USD3.5b.
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Key Success Factors for a Management Buy-out

In a management buy-out (MBO) transaction the owner sells its company to the existing managers (the “MBO-team”) and their co-investor.
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Is Russia Stepping back from the Brink?

Since Russia openly challenged the post World War II order in forceably taking over Crimea and aiding rebels in Eastern Ukraine, it is clear that the Russian economy has suffered greatly due to a combination of low oil prices and Western sanctions.
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Record levels of corporate cash drive Japanese outbound M&A

In the year to date, January through August, corporate Japan has invested JPY 7 trillion (EUR 50 billion) in overseas M&A, up 77% over the prior year and on the way to exceeding the record of JPY 7.1 trillion in 2012.
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India Economy : Short-term pain as the economy adjusts to new construct

The key policy measures announced by the NDA Government suggest that the Prime Minister is seeking to engineer three structural resets.
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Impact of a strong Swiss franc on the M&A activity: challenges & opportunities

The discontinuation of the minimum CHF/EUR exchange rate triggered significant market reactions.
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Mobile commerce in Latin America

An interesting phenomenon is occurring in Latin America: the rise of mobile commerce.
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Medidental S.r.l.

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Medidental – operating a network of clinics under the Oasi Medica brand – in the sale of a…

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Claire S.r.l.

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Claire, active in the contract manufacturing for the cosmetics and nutraceutical markets, in the sale of the company…

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adomea GmbH

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SPS Technology

Opus has advised SPS Technology, a company formed for the purpose, on the acquisition of the business and assets of Intelligent Engineering Holdings

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Delifrance Home Bake

OXEYE advised Nutrixo, shareholder of Délifrance Home Bake (DHB), on the carve-out of its Modified Atmosphere Packaging activities in Ridderkerk from the larger, frozen, Délifrance…

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ChargePoint Services

Opus is pleased to have advised the shareholders of ChargePoint Services on its sale to ENGIE, the leading energy and services business, headquartered in France.…

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Apharm S.r.l.

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Apharm, a leading player in the research and development of food supplements and medical devices, in the sale…

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ABACO

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Abaco on the sale of a majority stake to Taste of Italy, an Italian fund specialising in the…

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Phoenix International

Ethica Corporate Finance advised Chequers Capital, one of Europe’s leading private equity investors, in the sale of its portfolio company Phoenix International to private equity…

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Fincallorca Group

Proventis Partners Munich advised the shareholders of Fincallorca, the market leading OTA for premium vacation rentals on Mallorca, on the sale of 100% of the…

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Kalpataru Power Transmission

Kalpataru Power’s subsidiary in Sweden, Kalpataru Power Transmission Sweden AB, has bought 85% stake in Swedish powers solutions and systems company Linjemontage i Grastorp AB,…

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Risparmio Casa

Ethica Corporate Finance (Ethica) assisted Risparmio Casa, the Italian leader of home and personal care products, in consolidating its partnership with H.I.G. WhiteHorse - Division…

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International Chips S.r.l.

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of International Chips S.r.l., an Italian leading manufacturer of abrasive products for polishing and mass-finishing applications, and its commercial…

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JOZ - Project Fresh

OXEYE Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of JOZ in the sale of a majority stake to Rabo Participaties.

The digitisation and automation…

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Tracker Network (UK) Ltd - Project Turbot

Opus Corporate Finance LLP (“Opus”) has advised Tantalum Corporation, a Disruptive Capital portfolio company, on the sale of Tracker (UK) Ltd (“Tracker”) to CalAmp.

Post integration,…

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