February 19, 2018

  • Mirae Asset snaps up $10bn ETF provider Global X. Mirae Asset Global Investments has snapped up Global X, a $10bn exchange-traded fund provider that is partly owned by JPMorgan

  • Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype— Canadian fertiliser company PotashCorp plans to sell a 32% stake (now valued at $4.7bn) in Chile’s SQM, a key supplier of the metal

  • VTB buys 29.1% stake in Russian retailer Magnit for R...

February 19, 2018

In the biggest deal since the financial crisis, Stephan Schwarzman’s Blackstone took a majority stake in the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters, for $17.3bn.

Both parties do not need any introduction. On the one side we have Blackstone, one of the world’s biggest private equity houses with $387bn Assets Under Management (AUM), governed by Mr Schwarzman one of the eminent figures in global finance. On the other, we h...

February 19, 2018

Investment group JAB is merging coffee and soft-drink businesses with the hope of arresting the industry’s continuing stagnation

Hot and cold. Sweet and spicy. Coffee and soft drinks. Hearing this, one may think of opposites that should normally never interact. Yet investment vehicle JAB Holdings seems to disagree. Two weeks ago, JAB announced its acquisition of Snapple of Dr. Pepper for $18.7 billion in cash with $103.75 a sha...

February 18, 2018

During a recent coal-plant failure, Tesla’s megabattery in Southern Australia proved its potential – not just for the security of the Australian power grid, but for the future of renewable energy.

Elon Musk is a busy man. He has been announcing something new almost every week. Among many of his recent accomplishments and establishments is Tesla’s largest lithium-ion battery set up in Southern Australia. The story begins with Mu...

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