Exelon Could Grab NRG for a Song

Ockham Research Staff @ October 20, 2008 # No Comment Yet


Excelon is offering $6.2 billion in a stock deal to buy NRG Energy, the second biggest energy producer in Texas. The companies combined would very likely aggressively pursue nuclear energy together as both company’s have expressed strong interest in that field. It seems like a good deal from our analysis, will the NRG shareholder’s agree?

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As the Smoke Clears, Altria Dips Into the Smokeless Tobacco Market

Ockham Research Staff @ September 8, 2008 # No Comment Yet


Altria Group has offered a total package of $11.6 billion to acquire UST Inc. the largest smokeless tobacco maker. Even though MO will pay top dollar for UST, it will most definately help them diversify their buisness and strengthen the company in the long run.

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Coke Focuses on Growth within China

Ockham Research Staff @ September 3, 2008 # One Comment


Coke has made a few strategic moves to diversify its soft drink empire, and this deal comes on the heals of a massive marketing effort in China for the Beijing games. We think this deal makes a lot of sense, even if Coke did put up a generous offer and the long term growth for Coke still looks appealing.

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Satellite Radio Merger More Likely than Ever

Ockham Research Staff @ July 24, 2008 # No Comment Yet


The long awaited decision by the FCC is expected to be delivered very soon, and not a moment to soon for the companies involved. In contrast to those that believe the deal will hurt competition in the industry, it will actually create a stronger and more viable option for many consumers in a highly competitive industry.

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Republic Services: It’s Not Trash, It’s Big Business!

Ockham Research Staff @ July 14, 2008 # No Comment Yet


Republic Services is the subject of proposed deal by Waste Management. The deal is a response to RSG’s offer for the second biggest trash hauler Allied Waste Industries late last month. Now, the ball is in RSG’s court…who will they decide to pursue?

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The First Round is on BUD Shareholders

Ockham Research Staff @ July 11, 2008 # No Comment Yet


BUD and InBev seem to be closer than ever to coming to an agreement on terms of the deal. We would be stunned if the deal falls through at this point because the money is right and its the best deal BUD could expect.

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Foreign Buyer for The King of Beers?

Ockham Research Staff @ May 23, 2008 # No Comment Yet


The Financial Times’ blog Alphaville today broke the rumor of a possible acquisition of Anheuser Busch (BUD) by the giant Belgian brewer InBev SA (INB.BT). InBev—the world’s second largest beer producer by volume—is interested in purchasing BUD—the world’s largest-for $65 per share or $46 billion total. Last October, rumors of merger discussions between InBev and […]

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Deustche Telekom and Sprint: A Good Fit?

Ockham Research Staff @ May 5, 2008 # No Comment Yet


The “rumor mill” has captured our attention again, as Deustche Telekom (DT) is reportedly pondering a possible bid for Sprint. As the parent company of T-Mobile, DT is already the fourth biggest wireless provider in America. By adding Sprint, the 3rd largest American wireless provider, DT would become the largest American wireless carrier. This deal […]

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Microhoo or Yahoosoft? Something is Not Quite Right

admin @ February 1, 2008 # No Comment Yet


Microsoft (MSFT) offered to acquire Yahoo (YHOO) this morning and-if the $44.6 billion offer is ultimately accepted by Yahoo’s board-this will be the largest technology sector acquisition in history. Over the past few years, Yahoo’s stock performance has been uninspiring in the face of stiff competition from the web search, […]

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