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Because financial information is eaten like pastries, hot and at breakfast time, Anthony Bondain gets up at dawn to serve you the Morning Meeting every morning.
A financial journalist and stockbroker for more than two decades, an inimitable columnist and phlegmatic leader, he is editor-in-chief of ZoneBourse.

Every morning, the Zonebourse team compiles and summarizes key information concerning listed companies around the world, in order to have access to the main news at the start of the stock market day. The content includes a section on France and the other on the main international markets, in particular American companies and those from major European markets (UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain) and Asia-Pacific.

In France

Important (and less important) announcements

  • KKR is offering to buy Telecom Italia at EUR 0.505 per share (€11 billion in total). Vivendi (1er shareholder of the Italian group) does not seem ready to support the project. The French, however, denies discussing with CVC another proposal.
  • Dassault denies wanting to sell Le Figaro to Vincent Bolloré, after a rumor from Médiapart.
  • Vinci will acquire a set of public works companies in Canada.
  • Airbus has sold four A350Fs (freight) to CMA CGM.
  • Technip Energies partners with Svante to develop carbon capture projects in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Ipsen signs a partnership with Queen’s University of Belfast, to access the rights to a promising research program on a FLIP inhibitor in the preclinical phase, supported by Wellcome.
  • Hoffmann Green Cement is launching a capital increase of €25 million at €21.43 per share, with a priority deadline for existing shareholders. Profitability targets are postponed by two years.
  • LNA Santé strengthens its capital by bringing together historical shareholders, new entrants and employees.
  • Medesis Pharma can start its phase II in Brazil with NanoManganese.
  • Quadient completes its Schuldschein type private placement.
  • Noxxon presents Phase I/II data with NOX-A12.
  • GenSight Biologics is hosting a webcast with a thought leader on patient outcomes treated bilaterally with Lumevoq.
  • Groupe Berkem launches its initial public offering on Euronext Growth in Paris.

In the world

Important announcements (and others)

  • Ericsson will buy Vonage at 21 USD per share, representing an enterprise value of $6.2 billion.
  • EQT and the Struengmann family (BioNTech) are considering buying Sandoz from Novartis, according to the Handelsblatt.
  • Bloomberg understands Monster Beverage is considering a deal with Constellation Brands.
  • Ire Colm Kelleher will replace Axel Weber at the head of UBS Group.
  • Alexander Wynaendts will take over as chairman of Deutsche Bank.
  • The UK competition regulator is examining the takeover of Air Europa by International Consolidated Airlines.
  • Ford and Rivian will not develop an electric car together.
  • The boss of Activision Blizzard ready to hand over if he cannot quickly resolve the harassment problems in his teams.
  • Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will develop missiles to help the United States better defend against hypersonic attacks.
  • Hellman & Friedman wants to buy AthenaHealth, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Enel and Intesa favorites to take over Mooney.
  • Sika strengthens its capacities in China.
  • Telenor and CP Group will merge their Thai telecommunications units.
  • Beginning complicated stock exchanges for the Indian Paytm.
  • Main results publications : Prosus, Zoom Video, Agilent, Julius Bär, Trigano…

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