A Merger of Utilities

This past week we noted the announcement of a merger/acquisition involving Nicor (#1536 on the Global 5000) and AGL Resources (#1839).  These are not that common in that many utility companies are either state / government owned or quasi-government. We have 120...

Airlines Flying Again

During this recession, the airlines have been hit as hard as any industry … and all who have done any travel during these years have felt it as well with reduced services.  After a year of back and forth jumping thru the regulatory hurdles, British Airways and...

Caterpillar Makes a Buy

Caterpillar announced they are acquiring Bucyrus International.  Caterpillar is number 2 in their industry segment and #153 in The Global 5000 list.  Bucyrus is ranked 65 in Farm and Industrial Equipment industry and #1953 in the Global 5000. This industry segment has...

A Health Care Merger

In the news today, McKesson (# 46 on the G5000 list) has agreed to acquire private company US Oncology (#1686 on the G5000 with $3.3 billion) . We know the Health Care sector is huge — over $3 trillion – and a hot spot in the news these days.  There are...

Merger of Utilities

Northeast Utilities and NSTAR announced they are combining forces.  These are two big utility companies.  Northeast is #1231 on the Global 5000 list and NSTAR is ranked #1672.  Combined, they will be in the top 1000 companies in the world. Utilities did not escape the...