Archive | Government intervention RSS feed for this section

Sir James Dyson unknowingly held his promise: Brexit sucks!

First liar’s advantage In a nation whose citizens are very seldom asked to voice their opinion in a referendum, the UK “Brexit” campaign will be remembered as unprecedented in many ways: firstly, the reported reactions since the verdict of the referendum was officially declared show that many voters did not fully understand the implications of […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

All lights turned off for Philips’ sales of Lumileds

Dutch group’s strategy marred by the US regulators We have become accustomed over the years merger and acquisition deals being blocked by the regulators of various countries on the grounds of risks of market dominance by the proposed merged business. The severity with which these regulators have defined the threshold of what they believe constitutes […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: Wireless and Fearless

Broad smiles or an anxious rictus? On 15th April, Nokia announced its intention to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal.  Nokia’s Risto Siilasmaa and CEO Rajeev Suri were seen exchanging a warm hand shake with Alcatel-Lucent’s Philippe Camus and CEO Michel Combes, all four gentlemen displaying beaming smiles as the news of their forthcoming merger […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Wings clipped for the United Airlines – US Airways Merger

Consumers’ interests acknowledged For almost a year, ever since announcing their intention to merge and become the world’s largest airline (admittedly they never promised to become the best), United Airlines and US Airways have behaved as though this was a fait accompli.  But the Justice Department saw things another way, forcing the two airlines to […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }