Articles in our Industry News Section

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...

Everyday Happenings – Ch 11, M&A and Divesting to Bimbo

Watching the global business wire on a dailybasis can be like looking into a kaleidoscope. It is an ever changing picture. Just this week we noted a few events that reflect the overall trends in today's world. Ambac Financial filed Chapter 11 - another financial firm...

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 250 companies...

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...

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