The duty-free shops of International Duty Free (IDF) at the Brussels airport will be acquired by the Lagardère group. The French group will pay 250 million to CNP, a Frère family vehicle.
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French fashion house Sonia Rykiel is bankrupt. Now that the search for an acquirer has failed, the 1968 fashion brand is left with 30 million euros of loss and declining sales.
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In a quest for cash, French supermarket group Casino is selling its subsidiary Vindémia in the Indian Ocean. In the domestic market of France, three hypermarkets will also be sold to competitors.
German retail group Metro is calling on its shareholders not to accept the EP Global Commerce takeover bid because it would be too low. The food service company has just published sound quarterly results.
Asahi from Japan has bought Australian brewery group Carlton & United Breweries for ten billion euros. Seller AB InBev, the largest brewery group in the world, wants to lower its debt rate with this deal, after the disappointment of a failed IPO.
Haniel has accepted EP Global Commerce's takeover bid on its remaining Metro shares. The question is now what the other shareholders will do.
FNG, known from Brantano and Miss Etam, is taking over the Swedish Ellos Group, a leading e-commerce player in fashion and interior decoration. A sum of 229 million euros is involved.
Beer brewery AB InBev has acquired the remaining shares of Babe Wine, a company that sells wine in cans. The beer corporation's innovation branch had already invested in the trendy American wine brand earlier on.
As part of its quest to pursue customisable food, the Mars concern has bought Foodspring: the German manufacturer of sports food has been acquired by Mars Edge, a division of Mars looking to innovate in the field of healthy and personalised food products.
Metro is disappointed in a takeover bid by shareholder group EP Global Commerce, which is offering 5.8 billion euros for the holding behind Makro and Real.
French electronics chain Boulanger has acquired its Belgian rival Krëfel, including Hifi International from Luxembourg. The new group aims for market leadership in all three of the countries.
Waterstones owner and private investment company Elliott Management has acquired American bookstore chain Barnes & Noble. As a result, the chain will be taken off the stock market.
German retailer REWE wants to tap into the growing segment of on-the-go consumption in Europe. To that end, the group has acquired all shares of specialised wholesaler Lekkerland.
The owner of Lacoste, Swiss holding Maus Frères International, has acquired French fashion brand The Kooples. The new owner immediately appointed its own trusted Romain Guinier as The Kooples' new CEO.
Amazon is going to invest hundreds of millions in meal delivery service Deliveroo, as the latter looks for half a billion euros in fresh capital to deal with Uber.
Investment company 3i, which owns Action, does not want to give up its interest in the non-food discounter. On the contrary, 3i even wants to expand its interest, but without paying for it itself.