Weekly Highlights: Deals


  • Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy a stake in Rocco Forte Hotel that could value the luxury hotels group at about €1.3 billion
  • A slowdown in spending by streaming services, higher interest rates and a tough regulatory climate have affected the market for independent film and TV studios, leading to scuttled deals for properties including the studio behind ‘Yellowstone
  • Norway’s Equinor agreed to buy Suncor Energy UK for $850 million as Europe races to replace Russian supplies
  • Coinbase is expanding into a less-volatile corner of the cryptocurrency ecosystem with the purchase of One River
  • EQT and Canada’s PSP agreed to acquire Radius Global Infrastructure in a deal worth about $3 billion, including debt


  • SoftBank’s Arm confirmed that it will pursue a listing solely in the US, rejecting calls from the UK government for a dual listing in its home market
  • Global investment banks are pitching a range of valuations for the chip designer, from $30 billion to $70 billion
  • London’s public companies are looking to New York as a preferable market for listing their shares
  • EQT is reviving plans to take skincare business Galderma public in what’s expected to be another key test for Europe’s market for IPOs

Other key highlights:

  • Chris Conforti is leaving Altimeter and joining a new firm as co-founder with former Whale Rock Capital Management partner Kristov Paulus
  • Credit Suisse’s global co-head of leveraged-finance origination and restructuring, Jeb Slowik, has resigned for a senior role at Mizuho Financial Group
  • Bank of America Asia Pacific co-head for equity capital markets Tucker Highfield is retiring from the firm and the industry
  • Holly Vedova, the top competition official at the FTC, will retire after more than 30 years with the agency
  • Citigroup lost its senior-most dealmaker in the EMEA
  • The $15 billion buyout of Toshiba started to look like a purely Japanese affair
  • Nestlé kicked off the sale of a peanut allergy medicine that’s underwhelmed
  • Binance considers exiting Voyager
  • CVC weighs buying stake in Malaysia’s KPJ Healthcare
  • Abu Dhabi says more to come after big IPO
  • Thai mobile firm valued at $9 Billion on debut
  • Mining dealmakers set for year of hot M&A after monster gold bid
  • Stellantis to sell Turkey distribution
  • Credit Suisse outbids peers for rich clients as bankers exit
  • Microsoft woos UK watchdog to solve Activision deal rift
  • US wants to take down rapper enmeshed in 1MB
  • Silvergate’s woes deepen
  • Citi cuts hundreds of jobs, with some in the investment bank
Disclaimer: The information provided in this deals summary article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The deals and investments discussed in this article are subject to change and may not be representative of the overall market. The deals data is based on publicly available information and should not be taken as a guarantee of future performance. The information provided in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice and readers should always conduct their own research and due diligence before making any investment decisions.
MSc Finance graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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Ria V Vaghela is an M&A Executive at RSM UK and an MSc Finance graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has worked at Jefferies, Dial Partners and 7i Capital prior to RSM UK gaining an experience of about 1.5 years. She has also worked as an Editor and Content Writer for The Representative Media. Apart from finance, she is interested in reading books on psychology and economics and also likes to paint and play lawn tennis

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