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Alternative Investments: A Bidding War For Voya Financial May Happen This Year

Voya Financial may become a possible takeover target in the coming months, according to the Financial Times. The report indicates that the former ING Group insurance unit and retirement plan provider has explored a possible sale. Voya reportedly spoke with AIG, Principal Financial Group, and Prudential Financial in 2019 about a deal.

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Carbon Credit Generator EcoSecurities Back in Pioneer Moura Costa’s Fold
November 28, 2019

JP Morgan acquired EcoSecurities in 2009 for $220 million but sold it in 2013 to Mercuria, the global energy, and commodity group. According to a Reuters report, Mercuria has now…

The Arms Race in ESG Ratings: S&P Buys RobecoSAM Unit
November 25, 2019

The hot new sector of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings is witness to a lot of deal activity this year. Investors, fund managers, and regulators are pressing for data…

Broadridge Financial Solutions Buys ClearStructure Financial Technology
November 21, 2019

Broadridge Financial Solutions announced today that it has purchased ClearStructure Financial Technology, a global provider of portfolio management solutions for the private debt markets.

BB&T and Suntrust Receive Approval for Truist Merger
November 20, 2019

BB&T and Suntrust received approval for their merger of equals by the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Casino “Whale” Caesars in Eldorado’s Net: Shareholders Green Light Their Merger
November 18, 2019

Thanks to Carl Icahn’s activism, and an $8.58 billion acquisition kitty, Eldorado is in the driver’s seat in US casino operations. It will soon have Caesars in its fold. After…

Another Shot to Icahn – HP Rejects Xerox Takeover Bid
November 18, 2019

Carl Icahn and Xerox will have to do more to convince HP to accept a takeover bid. On Sunday, HP’s board of directors rejected an unsolicited $22 per share offer…

RIA Deal Fervor Continues: Bluespring Wealth Acquires Vector Wealth Management
November 15, 2019

Founded in 1993, Vector Wealth Management is a wealth management and financial advisory RIA located in Minneapolis. The $1.1 billion firm was acquired by Bluespring Wealth Partners, as announced Thursday,…

Carl Icahn Takes Stake in HP, Pushes for Xerox Merger
November 14, 2019

Activist investor Carl Icahn has purchased roughly $1.2 billion in HP Inc. stock. Icahn is now pushing the personal computer maker to merge with printing giant Xerox. Icahn now owns…

Is Private Equity Giant KKR Buying Walgreens Boots Alliance?
November 11, 2019

Is KKR buying Walgreens Boots Alliance? Based on a new buyout proposal, the answer could be “yes.” The private equity giant has put together a $70 billion proposal that would take…

Schwarzman Adds To Skepticism Around The Walgreens Boots LBO
November 8, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman, who runs Blackstone Group, thinks the Walgreens Boots privatization might be just too big. “It’s a huge stretch doing things over $50 billion,” Schwarzman remarked at a New…