Investment Banking

Goldman’s turn to Expand into FinTech consumer banking

By Ismail Berbache, on 15/09/21 Goldman Sachs is acquiring FinTech GreenSky for $2.24 billion. The all-stock deal for GreenSky called the biggest FinTech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is expected to close by the first quarter of 2022. Goldman Sachs will pay 0.03 share of its common stock for …

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Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack

-By Josh Abraham, London School of Economics Deal overview Acquirer: Salesforce  Target: Slack  Value: US$27.7 billion  Announced date: December 1st, 2020  Closed date: July 21st, 2021  Financial Advisors: BofA Securities Inc. for Salesforce, Qatalyst Partners LP and Goldman Sachs & Co LLC for Slack  Legal Counsel: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Morrison & Foerster LLP for Salesforce, Latham & Watkins LLP and Goodwin Procter …

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The Deal Between AMD and Xilinx

–By Xueyiting Wang, King’s College London Overview of the Deal Acquirer: Advanced Micro Devices, IncTarget: Xilinx, IncEstimated value: $35 billionAnnounced date: October 27th, 2020Closed date: By the end of the 2021Financial advisors to AMD: Credit Suisse and DBO Partners Financial advisors to Xilinx: Morgan Stanley BofA Securities AMD, the US semiconductor design company, announced on …

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NVIDIA’s $54B takeover of ARM in jeopardy

–By Ghali Moutawakil, University College London Overview of the deal Acquirer: Nvidia CorporationTarget: Arm HoldingsTotal transaction size: $54bnClosed date: Deadline in March 2022Acquirer financial advisor: Morgan StanleyTarget financial advisor: Goldman Sachs Nvidia announced on 13 September 2020 that the company had reached an agreement with SoftBank Group Corp to purchase ARM Limited, in a transaction …

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The Powerful Social and Economic Impact of Modern FinTech

Husan Ravshanov, American University of Central Asia Emergence of FinTech As we all probably know, there have been rapid changes in the financial industry following Great Depression, and the more recent one – The Economic Crisis in 2008. And it may actually have facilitated the creation of the financial technology industry, as can be seen …

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The Way You Need to See Banking

Disruptive Opportunites in Digital Banking go beyond fintech The banking industry is going to look a lot different in 10 years time. Manytraditional players now face the choice of either being disintermediated orproactively disrupting their own business models to thrive in the future.Disruption in banking is a topic du jour. Not surprising perhaps, if oneconsiders …

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