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More mergers in insurance sector seen

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Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association president Emmanuel Que: Merge or surrender. FILE PHOTO

The non-life insurance industry expects more mergers and acquisitions among its members this year and in the medium term amid rising capital requirements.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Puregold pursuing more M&As

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Retailer Puregold Price Club Inc. is eyeing more mergers and acquisitions, on top of its planned retail network expansion, to further boost its supermarket network nationwide, company chair Lucio Co said.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

AirAsia to acquire 40% of Zest Air

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Local budget carrier Zest Airways and Malaysia’s AirAsia group are forming a strategic partnership in the airline business in a bid to create a stronger player in the highly competitive Philippine aviation industry.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Citi named best Southeast Asia financial advisor

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American banking giant Citi was named “best Southeast Asia financial advisor for 2012” by the FT’s Mergermarket Group.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP sees more banks merging in 2013

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects to see mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the banking industry in 2013.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Globe Telecom extends offer period for Bayan debt

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Ayala-led Globe Telecom is extending its early tender offer period to buy Bayan Telecommunications obligations from the smaller telco’s creditors, in line with moves for the two firms’ impending merger.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BPI inches closer to sealing deal with PNB

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The Bank of the Philippine Islands will consolidate with Philippine National Bank, ushering in a new wave of mergers and acquisitions among local banks.

In a game-changing move, Bank of the Philippine Islands will consolidate with Philippine National Bank, ushering in a new wave of mergers and acquisitions among local banks.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DMCI in bid to take over British mining company

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DMCI Holdings is leading a consortium that plans to take over UK-listed nickel production company ENK Plc, which is developing the Acoje mining project in Zambales, in a deal that values the British company at £49.8 million.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Corporate takeover jitters

No final documents may have been signed, but from the looks of it, denials notwithstanding, broadcast giant GMA Network Inc. is poised to come under the umbrella of the conglomerate headed by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

Asiatrust bank ceases operations

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Asiatrust Development Bank has given up its banking license effective June 18 alongside the transfer of banking assets and liabilities to Asia United Bank (AUB).

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Time for PH to shine, says Citi

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The Philippines has come of age as a vibrant marketplace for capital-raising as well as merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, even as global investment appetite has been tempered by the eurozone crisis, a top regional official of Citigroup said. Hong Kong-based Farhan Faruqui, head of global banking for Asia-Pacific at Citi, said in a recent [...]

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Central bank okays AUB takeover of Asiatrust

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Asia United Bank has obtained approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to take over the 28-branch thrift bank Asiatrust Development Bank.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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