From Salesforce's purchase of Slack to LVMH picking up Tiffany & Co. Covid didn't get in the way of M&A in 2020. Leaders League brings you our top ten deals of the year.

Deals of the Year

From Salesforce's purchase of Slack to LVMH picking up Tiffany & Co. Covid didn't get in the way of M&A in 2020. Leaders League brings you our top ten deals of the year.

One of the five largest deals of the year, this is the culmination of a strong year for Slack.

Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7bn

One of the five largest deals of the year, this is the culmination of a strong year for Slack.

The course of true megadeals never did run smoothly. What had been a happy couple announcing their engagement earlier in the year quickly turned rancorous, and in September, as accusations of financial mismanagement and opportunism started to fly, you could cut the tension between the pair with an ornate Tiffany dinner knife. However, they learned to live with each other’s imperfections and in October a revised deal was achieved. But will they get to the church on time?

Tiffany becomes jewel in LVMH crown

The course of true megadeals never did run smoothly. What had been a happy couple announcing their engagement earlier in the year quickly turned rancorous, and in September, as accusations of financial mismanagement and opportunism started to fly, yo...

The deal makes PNC the fifth-largest bank in the US.

PNC buys BBVA's US arm for $11.6bn

The deal makes PNC the fifth-largest bank in the US.

After pulling off a deal to buy Milan stock exchange Borsana Italiana for €4.33 billion, Euronext has staked its claim to be recognized as the Eurozone’s top stock exchange. Stéphane Boujnah, its CEO and chairman since 2015, outlines the thinking behind the deal.

Euronext adds Borsana Italiana for €4.3 billion

After pulling off a deal to buy Milan stock exchange Borsana Italiana for €4.33 billion, Euronext has staked its claim to be recognized as the Eurozone’s top stock exchange. Stéphane Boujnah, its CEO and chairman since 2015, outlines the thinking beh...

After a four-month long bidding war with software giant Totvs, payment solutions unicorn Stone Co. warded off the competition to seal its landmark R$6.8 billion acquisition of Linx.

Stone acquires Linx in Brazil’s largest M&A deal of 2020

After a four-month long bidding war with software giant Totvs, payment solutions unicorn Stone Co. warded off the competition to seal its landmark R$6.8 billion acquisition of Linx.

In what is the largest sale of a Spanish tech company on record, Swedish private equity firm EQT, acquired Spanish real estate platform Idealista from Apax Partners for €1.3bn.

EQT picks up Idealista for €1.3bn

In what is the largest sale of a Spanish tech company on record, Swedish private equity firm EQT, acquired Spanish real estate platform Idealista from Apax Partners for €1.3bn.

In order to insulate itself against fluctuations in the price of crude, as well as the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, ConocoPhillips acquired shale oil specialist Concho.

Shale of the century: ConocoPhillips lands Concho for $9.7 billion

In order to insulate itself against fluctuations in the price of crude, as well as the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, ConocoPhillips acquired shale oil specialist Concho.

With commercial real estate in the doldrums in 2020, it was something of a surprise to see all the moves made by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

Everything must go! Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield divests over €5 billion in assets

With commercial real estate in the doldrums in 2020, it was something of a surprise to see all the moves made by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

The title of largest Brazilian IPO of the year belongs to Ilson Mateus, a self-made man who rose from humble beginnings to head a billion-dollar retail empire.

Ilson Mateus: the man with the Midas touch

The title of largest Brazilian IPO of the year belongs to Ilson Mateus, a self-made man who rose from humble beginnings to head a billion-dollar retail empire.

In a year of subdued M&A activity in Mexico, FIBRA Prologis maintained a buying spree that surpassed other deals in both volume and quantity.

Mexico’s FIBRA Prologis Closes Biggest Deal in Year-Long Spending Spree

In a year of subdued M&A activity in Mexico, FIBRA Prologis maintained a buying spree that surpassed other deals in both volume and quantity.

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