Barron’s held its annual Roundtable last week and, as you’ll see from our cover story, the panelists spent a good deal of time talking about technology. The consensus was that tech is keeping inflation at bay at a point in the cycle when it would otherwise be gaining steam—the so-called Amazon Effect.
While the year ended with a flurry of high-profile acquisitions, 2017 turned out to be a rather ho-hum year for U.S. deal making. Mergermarket tracked some $1.3 trillion worth of announced deals last year, down 14.9% from 2016, even though the total number of transactions was roughly the same. As a share of global M&A, the U.S. represented 40.2%, according to Mergermarket, the country’s lowest share since 2012. Deal...
Ever since Walt Disney (DIS) agreed to buy a bulk of 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Fox shares have traded at a discount to the offer price. Based on the deal terms, Disney is offering roughly $30 a share for the Fox assets. It's harder to figure out how the market is pricing the remaining Fox assets -- what the company is referring to as New Fox. Shortly after the deal, we assigned a value of about $8 a share, using peer valuation multiples. That gives Fox a total current value of $38 per share.
In August 2017, $TSLA told investors about the Model 3:
“Based on our preparedness at this time, we are confident we can produce just over 1,500 vehicles in Q3, and achieve
a run rate of 5,000 vehicles per week by the end of 2017.”
A few years ago Shazam was valued at $1 billion. Now Apple is reportedly buying the company for just $400 million.
Here’s my recent @barronsonline cover story on the ailing unicorn phenomenon.
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