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General Electric Receiving Pitches for Baker Hughes’ Nuovo Pignone

General Electric is receiving pitches from investment banks to explore options for Nuovo Pignone, a Florence-based producer of machinery for the energy industry, financial sources told CTFN.featured

Intesa Could Act as Catalyst for Private Banking and Asset Management M&A

Investment bankers are pitching Intesa Sanpaolo to act as a consolidator in the financial services field, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told CTFN.featured

Sector Bankers Downplay UniCredit M&A Scenarios with UK and Dutch Banks

UniCredit’s best strategic option is a merger with French competitor Société Générale, two sector bankers at major investment banks and a legal adviser to the Italian bank told CTFN.featured

Merger Discussions between UniCredit and Société Générale May Stall on Headquarters

Italian bank UniCredit and French competitor Société Générale ultimately may reach an agreement on a merger and create a genuinely pan-European banking firm, sources with knowledge of the matter told CTFN, though issues remain. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Magneti Marelli Attracts Interest from Carlyle and Cinven

Magneti Marelli, the Italian producer of automotive components that belongs to Milan-listed FCA Group, has attracted interest from Cinven and Carlyle, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CTFN.featured

Telecom Italia Receiving Investment Bank Pitches

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Telecom Italia is receiving pitches from top tier investment banks for possible significant corporate transactions, two peoplefeatured

Elliotts Activism in Telecom Italia May Lead to Disposals, Bankers Say

Telecom Italia’s activist shareholder Elliott Management may push the company to carry on relevant disposals in the midterm, two sector bankers told CTFN.featured

Carige Looks Set to Become Takeover Target

Cassa di Risparmio di Genova e Imperia (Carige), the troubled Italian savings and loan firm, may attract takeover offers next year, saidfeatured

Atlantia Lenders Ready to Finance Higher Bid for Abertis

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Atlantia will receive support from its financing banks for sweetening its offer for Abertis, its Spanish listed competitor, a source with direct knowledgefeatured

Italian Banking System Expected to Consolidate in the Midterm

Milan and London based financial institutions group bankers and attorneys expect increased M&A activity in the Italian banking sector in the midterm. Sources said thatfeatured


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