North America — led by the US — has maintained its dominant position in the technology merger and acquisition (M&A) deals market in the first half of 2017.
Business intelligence is expected to attract huge investment from established players in the financial markets industry to aid strategic planning in coming years.
Sainsbury’s investors should be relieved that the Co-op has entered into exclusive talks with Nisa, avoiding a competition investigation, Nisa shareholder’s discontent, and most importantly: future disappointment.
Amazon’s bid for Whole Foods earlier this year took investors and the industry by surprise.
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods signals that it intends to be a major player in the grocery sector, but the $13.7bn deal also brings all kinds of other opportunities for Amazon to exploit its technological advancements.
American telecommunications company Verizon closed its $4.48bn purchase of Yahoo’s core business on Tuesday.
Fallout from Kraft’s recent failed £115bn takeover bid of Unilever continues, with the Conservative Party likely to pass legislation making foreign takeovers of British firms more difficult in the near future.
The UK and Norwegian North Sea has recently shown an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity despite the latest oil price down-cycle and its perception of a high-cost mature basin.
The competition watchdog has launched an initial investigation into Tesco’s planned £3.7bn takeover of Booker, the largest UK wholesaler.
British beauty brand The Body Shop is on the market for £600m after its owner, L’Oreal, put it up for sale earlier this year.
In recent years licensing deals have dominated the pharmaceutical industry.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) could launch an in-depth investigation into food delivery service Just Eat’s planned acquisition of rival Hungryhouse amid concerns that the merger threatens restaurants.
Walmart, the world’s largest brick and mortar store, is buying up e-commerce companies to compete with major rival, Amazon.
Despite the rocky road so far — and a peculiar name choice — the now $4.48bn deal between Verizon and Yahoo is still the best opportunity for the telecoms giant to strengthen its proposition in the digital media and advertising space currently dominated by Google and Facebook.
France’s PSA Group, the car giant who owns Peugeot and Citroen will buy the European arm of General Motors (GM) in a $2.3bn deal.
As market pressures have increased, the pace of M&A consolidation in the medical device industry has accelerated.
Nutrition group Glanbia has announced plans to sell 60 percent of its dairy business to its largest shareholder, the Glanbia Co-operative Society for €112m ($118m) .
Tesco has made a surprising, and very bold move to acquire food wholesaler Booker for £3.7bn ($4.6bn) this morning.
And, yep, you guessed it — It’s Nestle.
Given the scarcity of commercially-ready oncology assets, cancer drugs are appealing to big pharma with lots of cash and high prices are being paid for hopeful products.