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March 29, 2017
With British Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50 today to make official the UK's exit from the European Union, we wanted to highlight a handful of the ways Brexit has already impacted...
After an antitrust ruling in Germany, Bain Capital has reportedly decided not to further pursue the acquisition of Resilux (EPA: RES), a Belgian packaging company the firm had agreed to buy in...
March 26, 2017
Meredith, Pamplona Capital Management and Jahm Najafi are lining up their bids to acquire Time for roughly $2 billion at $20 per share.
January 26, 2017
March 23, 2017
As PPG chief Michael McGarry is learning, cross-border M&A isn't easy. But not all American companies are having such a tough time in the courting of European targets...
March 16, 2017
American Media, the US publisher of National Enquirer, OK! and Star, has doubled down on its presence among supermarket-checkout magazines by agreeing to acquire Us Weekly from Wenner Media.
March 12, 2017
AkzoNobel (AEX: AKZA) has decided to shop its €4.8B specialty chemicals business to potential buyers. But would-be bidders from outside Europe could face greater scrutiny by the European Commission.
March 06, 2017
Economic indicators are not looking hot, nevertheless purchasing managers seem very optimistic, what gives?
March 02, 2017
Henkel has offered to acquire Darex Packaging Technologies from GCP Applied Technologies for $1.05 billion—potentially its fifth acquisition in chemicals & gases since 2010—but that’s far from the most active acquirers in the space.
February 24, 2017
Banking M&A activity picked up the pace in 2H last year and remains hot as lawmakers consider revisions to the Dodd-Frank Act that would ease regulatory scrutiny of the industry.
February 21, 2017
Magic Leap, the AR startup known for the secrecy surrounding its flagship product, has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda.
February 17, 2017
Consumer goods giant Unilever has rejected the overtures of Kraft Heinz to acquire the company for a staggering $143 billion, or an even $50 per share, in cash and stock.
February 15, 2017
As ecommerce platforms cut into margins, investors in brick-and-mortar retailers have turned their attention with increased scrutiny to property portfolios and the value stored therein.
February 13, 2017
Just like its much bigger rival, Heineken’s got a long history of building out its portfolio of recognizable beer labels though acquisition.
Pet-sitting businesses Rover and DogVacay have agreed to merge their businesses, with Rover purchasing its competitor in an all-stock deal.
March 20, 2017
Vodafone has agreed to merge its Indian operations with Idea Cellular in an all-share deal valued at $23 billion, creating India's largest telecom and wireless service provider, with roughly 400 million customers.
March 14, 2017
So much for the "definitive" bit of the definitive agreement reached in late January between MoneyGram and Jack Ma's Ant Financial...
March 09, 2017
Buy or build is the question at the heart of most business decisions—just not for these 16 companies, which have acquired 107 companies since the start of 2016.
General Motors has agreed to sell its European business to French carmaker PSA Group in a deal that comes with an interesting corollary: the participation of BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
February 28, 2017
The €29 billion merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse has stalled out and appears set to fall apart entirely.
February 22, 2017
Last year recorded the highest M&A deal value we've seen in the past half-decade, according to our 2016 Annual M&A Report. For visual highlights from the publication, check out the following charts...
RBI has agreed to acquire Popeyes for $1.8B, or $79 per share in cash, representing a 27% premium for the fried chicken franchise.
February 16, 2017
For a smaller company like Cytori, its deal with Azaya hardly comes along every day—indeed, it’s the first acquisition ever for the company. But that’s also because the juiciest targets tend to go to the bigger players...
It’s been a good half-decade for Blue Coat Systems. The cybersecurity provider has been acquired three times since 2012, and with each sale its value has roughly doubled—a success story driven...
February 01, 2017
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