FrieslandCampina has acquired 51 % of Engro Foods Limited, the second largest dairy producer in Pakistan. It enables the company to take a major leap forward in Central Asia.
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American food company Mondelez has tabled a bid for chocolate manufacturer Hershey, but any offer has to be agreed to by the Hershey Trust. This time as well, the Trust has rejected the offer.
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The South African Competition Tribunal approves AB InBev's acquisition of SABMiller, but does hand out several conditions specifically for South Africa. These conditions however seem easily attainable.
British Tesco signed a deal with Migros Ticaret, selling its 95.5 % stake in the Kipa chain. It will only get 30 million pounds (38 million euro) for the transaction however.
Chinese Qingdao Haier and American General Electric have officially signed the agreement regarding the sale of GE Appliances, with day-to-day operations still in the hands of the current management team.
Chinese retailer Suning Holdings Group acquired a majority stake in Italian football club Inter Milan. It now owns 68.55 % of all shares, while Indonesian business man Erick Thohir holds onto 31 % of all shares.
Beter Bed Holding announced it has acquired its Swedish competitor Sängjätten for an undisclosed fee. It feels this acquisition is the ideal way to rapidly expand in Scandinavia.
7Commerce, German media company ProSiebenSat.1's investment branch, has acquired online fashion start-up Stylight's shares. Previously, it acquired 22 % of shares, but it has moved to acquire the remaining 78 %.
Darty's board has asked its shareholders to accept Fnac's acquisition bid, which will put an end to any possible courting Darty may still receive from other parties.
Unilever, Henkel and L’Oréal have all tabled a bid for shampoo manufacturer Vogue International, valued by some sources at 2.5 to 3 billion dollars (2.2 to 2.7 billion euro).
Dutch food manufacturer Wessanen has acquired French bio coffee manufacturer IneoBio, mainly known for its Destination brand.
Dutch brewer Bavaria has acquired its Belgian competitor Palm for an undisclosed amount. At first, it will only buy a 60 % stake in the company, but over the next five years, it will expand that stake into the full 100 % of shares.
JAB, the German Reimann family's investment fund and particularly well-known in the coffee industry, has paid 1.35 billion dollars (1.2 billion euro) to acquire American donut chain Krispy Kreme.
French Group Casino has sold its Big C Vietnam to Central Group from Thailand for one billion dollars, in an attempt to lower its overall debt.
French book and cd seller Fnac has increased its bid for electronics chain Darty in an attempt to ward of competitor Steinhoff.
Dutch beer brand Grolsch is now the property of Japanese beer brewer Asahi, which also purchased Peroni and Meantime. Owner SABMiller had to sell these brands to enable the merger with AB InBev.