GE Breaks Up

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GE selling Industrial Solution.

Intelsat combines with OneWeb.

Tricon buys Silver Bay.

Welcome to the Industrial issue of M&A Daily

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General Electric

General Electric (GE) is selling its $3 billion industrial solutions unit next month. Potential suitors include private equity shops as well as strategic buyers such as ABB (ABB), Eaton (ETN), Siemens (OTCPK:SIEGY), and Schneider (OTCPK:SBGSY). Over 13,000 employees in 60 countries will be impacted.


Intelsat (I) and OneWeb are combining in a stock deal. SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) is investing $1.7 billion in common and preferred shares of the combined company. Intelsat is working with Goldman (GS); OneWeb is working with PJT (PJT) and Barclays (BCS).

Silver Bay

Tricon is buying Silver Bay (SBY) in a $760 million cash deal. SBY holders get $21.50 per share. Silver Bay is working with Goldman. Despite the two new Goldman deals, Morgan Stanley (MS) has slipped into the number one spot in the Dealogic M&A advisor rankings.


The EU approved the Siemens acquisition of Mentor (MENT).


All requisite applications have been filed for the China Oceanwide acquisition of Genworth (GNW). The $1.37 arb spread offers a 75% IRR if the deal closes by August.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The definitive proxy was filed for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) deal with Computer Sciences (CSC). Computer Sciences shareholders vote March 27.


The offer to purchase and 14D-9 were filed for the Restaurant Brands (QSR) acquisition of Popeyes (PLKI). The offer expires March 24.


The Lattice (LSCC) shareholder vote on the acquisition by Canyon Bridge is today. The $1.25 arb spread offers a 98% IRR if the deal closes by May.


The Lionbridge (LIOX) shareholder vote is today for the acquisition by HIG.


The Eli Lilly (LLY) tender offer for CoLucid (CLCD) expires tonight.


The preliminary proxy has been filed for the Home Point acquisition of Stonegate (SGM).


FelCor (FCH) management told Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) that a cash-heavy offer would be more attractive than an equity-heavy one. Land and Building Investment Management wants FelCor to review Ashford’s offer. The $0.69 arb spread offers a 14% IRR if a deal at the current offer price closes by October. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily

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Finally, Unilever (UL/UN) management does not think selling for a premium is a good idea. However, they think that this ad is.

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