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November 10, 2014
As the curtains close on a year of unprecedented consolidation in the consumer health industry, another prized asset has been snatched up. Belgium’s Omega Pharma NV, which itself was taken private just two years previously, has agreed to be acquired by the Irish-American private label powerhouse Perrigo Co Plc. While the deal’s US$4.5 billion valuation […]
October 17, 2014
The dairy industry saw yet another acquisition last month with Lactalis-owned Parmalat buying 11 dairy plants from BRF, Brazil’s third biggest dairy manufacturer.  Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have reportedly reached over 120 transactions in 2013 according to Rabobank, so why this large number? One could suggest it’s a choice to either join forces or get […]
September 26, 2014
The SABMiller bid for HeinekenNV has reignited the possibility for major consolidations in the global beer market, which hasn’t seen much movement in that direction over the last few years. This bid was a defensive action against the expected move by AB-InBev to buy SABMiller in the future. If that purchase occurs, then AB-InBev would […]
Amin Alkhatib
April 13, 2014
Temasek Holdings, an investment firm based in Singapore, recently purchased almost 25 percent of drugstore chain AS Watsons for US $5.7 billion. Watsons has a strong presence across all of Asia and reached sales of US$ 4.9 billion in 2013. As drugstore chain sales continue to grow in Asia, more consolidation and takeovers are expected […]
Adhitya Nugroho

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