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
August 15, 2014
Coca-Cola’s recent 16.7% acquisition of Monster Energy is a win for Monster as the company’s innovations can shine on the international stage, but Coca Cola benefits from the deal as well. With the acquisition, Coke gains access to Monster’s new product innovations, which are responsible for reformulating the energy drinks market in recent years. Having […]
August 15, 2014
On the heels of Coca-Cola’s 16.7% acquisition of Monster Energy, speculation regarding the potential for Monster’s international expansion is high. In the agreement, Coke traded its energy brands (and markets) for Monster’s non-energy brands. Monster also agreed to make Coca-Cola is preferred global distribution partner, while Coca Cola agreed to let Monster operate as its […]
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
May 29, 2014
Apple Inc (Apple) officially announced an agreement to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of US$3 billion. Beat Music is the company that offers subscription-based streaming music service much like a smaller Spotify whereas Beats Electronics sells the wildly popular Beats headphones and other accessories.       Source: Beats Electronics Breaking […]
April 14, 2014
Mars’ acquisition of the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands (outside Europe) from Procter & Gamble for US$2.9 billion in cash changes the dynamic of the dog and cat food market, particularly in North America. What will Mars get out of this deal, and what are the risks? Mars will Account for a Quarter of the […]
February 21, 2014
Despite the overwhelming price tag of US$19.0 billion, the agreed acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp – confirmed this week by social media giant Facebook – is a logical step in the right direction. The move has already been criticised for being too expensive, too forceful and too desperate, with many seeing it as a […]
September 26, 2014
Chocolate is a sticky business. That much has been demonstrated by the furore surrounding the potential sale of ADM’s cocoa business to fellow commodity giant Cargill, with value estimates as high as US$2 billion. Rumour has it that the two have entered the final stages of negotiation and if the deal were to prove successful, […]

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