British satellite operator Inmarsat Plc to go private in $3.4 billion deal

Inmarsat Plc top shareholder Lansdowne Partners and the company’s directors consider the terms of the deal to be “fair and reasonable” and expect shareholders to unanimously vote in favor of it. In a significant development, a private equity-led consortium has agreed to acquire Inmarsat Plc for nearly $3.4 billion in cash. In 2018, the British…

ZTE’s controlling shareholders plan on selling upto 3% shares

Chinese telecom company ZTE Corp had been subject to U.S. sanctions. Its controlling state-owned controlling shareholder Zhongxingxin Telecom plan on selling as much as 2% of its shares once the stock has doubled its value. According to regulatory filing, the controlling stakeholders of China’s ZTE Corp’s plan to slash their stake, by as much as…

U.S. buyout firm KKR and China Tencent Music Entertainment Group eyeing to purchase 50% stake in UMG

Tech-savvy KKR has prior experience in the music industry given its earlier deal with Bertelsmann; however negotiations with Vincent Bollore are expected to be tough, especially if KKR and Tencent push for a controlling stake. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group and U.S. buyout fund KKR are…

Britain’s Marks & Spencer gains online food delivery service market through JV with Ocado

Marks & Spencer has entered into a joint venture with online supermarket pioneer Ocado and has thus forayed into the online full delivery service market. On Wednesday, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed to form a joint venture with Ocado, an online supermarket pioneer. The development assumes significance since it would provide M&S…

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to expand into manufacturing of solar panels

ACWA Power’s plan has multiple sweet points given that it is aligned with Riyadh’s goal to diversify its economy and wean its economy away from just oil exports. In a development that places the development of power and water plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s bid to develop its renewable power industry, Riyadh-based ACWA…

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London-based Meniga acquires Sweden-based Wrapp for undisclosed amount

The acquisition is aimed at increasing its foothold in the Nordic region. As per a statement from Meniga, a London-based fintech company, it is acquiring its Sweden-based peer Wrapp for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is aimed at increasing its footprint in the Nordic region. Both companies provide merchants the ability to offer personalized rewards…