Category Archive: Retail and Consumer Goods

Simplifying LVMH

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The transaction “will allow the simplification of the structures, long requested by the market, and the strengthening of LVMH’s Fashion and Leather Goods division”. The French king of the luxury goods realm has… Continue reading

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