Speculation Surrounds Potential Acquisition of Imperial Tobacco
Many recent tobacco acquisitions are larger companies buying up local players. The big question, states Shane MacGuill, Tobacco Industry Analyst at Euromonitor, is if a move will be made to buy Imperial Tobacco, the fourth largest tobacco company in the world. The company not only has a large share in the roll-your-own category, but also has stakes in key markets such as Russia, Ukraine and Spain. In an upcoming video, MacGuill will discuss which of the big three tobacco companies – Phillip Morris, British American and Japan Tobacco – is best poised for an acquisition.
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