Category Archive: Retail and Consumer Goods

AB InBev – Asahi deal M&A activity rebounds for the Alcohol Industry

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has accepted Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.’s offer to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55bn euros ($2.9bn). The AB InBev-SABMiller merger would create the world’s biggest beer… Continue reading

The Marriott – Starwood Deal The Golden Age for M&A in the Hospitality Sector

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On November 16 2015, Marriott and Starwood agreed to an acquisition transaction valued at $12.2bn that will create the world’s largest hotel company so far. Drivers of the deal Marriott International (MAR) lining… Continue reading

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MEGADEAL IS BREWING BETWEEN AB INBEV AND SABMILLER

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On October 12th 2015, AB Inbev has agreed to purchase SABMiller for about £68bn ($104.2bn) to form the world’s largest brew maker so far with combined sales revenues of about $64bn. Drivers of… Continue reading

Retail & Consumer Products market update

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Japan Tobacco International has bought an Iranian cigarette maker in order to consolidate its leadership in a country that is expected to experience economic growth once international sanctions are removed. The announcement arrived… Continue reading

THREE-WAY BOTTLER MERGER

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On August 6th 2015, Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE and Euronext Paris: CEE), an independent bottler of Coke products in Europe, agreed to a three-way merger with two other bottlers in that region: Coca Cola… Continue reading

HEINZ AND KRAFT TO MERGE, FORMING A NEW FOOD GIANT

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On March 25, 2015 H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) announced they have entered into a definite merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company. Existing Heinz shareholders will… Continue reading

DIGITAL LUXURY SHOPPING: YOOX – NET-A-PORTER

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On March 31 2015, Italian web-based clothier Yoox SpA agreed to purchase Net-a-Porter, the high-end fashion site controlled by Cie. Financière Richemont SA, in an all-stock deal representing an effort to strengthen their presence in the small-but-increasingly-competitive online… Continue reading

BIGGER IS BETTER: EXPEDIA ACQUIRES ORBITZ

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On February 12, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) including all of Orbitz’s brands (such as HotelClub, CheapTickets… Continue reading

WHEN A BURGER MEETS A DOUGHNUT. BURGER KING – TIM HORTONS

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Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) has announced on August 26, 2014, the acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) in a merger that will create the world’s third-largest quick service restaurant. The… Continue reading