April 16, 2016
A compilation of key mergers and acquisitions in Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) in Western markets is potentially looking to restructure the home laundry appliances’ competitive hierarchy in 2015 and beyond. The global major appliances market in 2015 generated US$212 billion, shared amongst a small number of manufacturers currently operating at a global level. It could […]
July 15, 2014
Whirlpool’s agreement to purchase a majority stake in Indesit will push the company back into the number one global player in major consumer appliances above Haier. Indesit benefits from the purchase as Whirlpool will assist the company in moving into the premium segment, and Whirlpool in turn is gaining a foothold into countries such as […]
Cristina Baus
July 11, 2014
In a recent turn of events in the Indesit M&A saga, Whirlpool has announced a binding agreement to buy a majority stake in the Italian company, which should be finalised by the end of 2014. What’s in it for Whirlpool? In Western Europe, Whirlpool outperformed Indesit over the 2008-2013 period but at the same time […]
June 20, 2014
All companies interested in purchasing a stake in Indesit must have a proposition in place by June 27, and its expected that three companies will be in the running: Whirlpool, Electrolux, and a Chinese goverrnment owned refrigeration company called Meiling. If Whirlpool is selected, they intend to invest money into Italy to begin manufacturing premium appliances […]
Lorenza Della Santa
April 16, 2016
Haier’s offer to purchase a stake in Indesit ultimately fell flat, and there’s speculation that Indesit is looking for a partner with a long-term strategy rather than money alone. Two possible companies have emerged as likely candidates: Bosch/Siemens and Whirlpool. Although Indesit has much to gain from a partnership with either company, the question is […]
Amin Alkhatib
March 4, 2014
Haier, the world’s largest major appliance manufacturer, is the latest company expressing interest in entering a joint partnership with Indesit. This deal, if it progresses, would benefit both companies as Haier has stated their willingness to pay whatever Indesit shares are worth and Haier would be gaining a foothold in the European market. Haier, the […]
Lorenza Della Santa
February 20, 2014
Although there are no concrete plans, rumors are surrounding Italian appliance manufacturer Indesit about a possible joint venture or partnership to maintain company stability. Lorenza Della-Santa, Senior Consumer Appliance Industry Analyst at Euromonitor, states that although Arçelik and Whirlpool are both possible partners, Electrolux would benefit Indesit the most with its household name, wide product […]
Lorenza Della Santa
February 16, 2014
Indesit Co SpA has been struggling to overcome the sharp decline in demand in Western Europe. It has made several attempts to revive profitability, including trying to move its product offering up to a more premium level and breaking into the premium small appliances category. However, growth remains elusive and the company is now looking […]

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