Dutch brewery company Heineken is considering a bid for Punch Taverns, which is the British market leader with about 3,300 pubs in the United Kingdom. The Dutch company itself already have 1,100 pubs of their own across the Channel.
» Read more
AB InBev struck a deal with Japanese Asahi Group to sell its Central and Eastern European SABMiller activities for 7.3 billion euro.
» Read more
German meal delivery service Delivery Hero has acquired its competitor Foodpanda, another step in the branch's consolidation process.
Eindhoven-located Philips sold its lighting division Lumileds for 1.5 billion dollars (1.4 bilion dollars) to American fund Apollo. The price is about half of what Chinese GO Scale Capital was willing to pay last year.
Björn Borg has acquired Baseline Group, its Dutch and Belgian distributor, which is an important step in the Swedish company's "quickened vertical integration. This fits the strategy to have closer connections with the consumer and retailer".
Dutch Brewery Bavaria has acquired American Latis Imports, specialized in Belgian craft beers like the Palm and Rodenbach beers of the Palm Breweries which Bavaria bought in May.
Swiss fashion chain Charles Vögele has been taken over by Italian department store manager OVS, who will rebrand all of the 163 stores into its own formula.
Belgian brewery Brouwerij Haacht has acquired Canadian microbrewery Microbrasserie de l'Île d'Orléans for an undisclosed fee. Its goal is to launch its Belgian beers (including Primus and Tongerlo) in Canada.
British American Tobacco tabled a bid for all of competitor Reynolds American's shares. If it is accepted, then Lucky Strike and Camel will become part of the same company.
Japanese business paper Nikkei understands that Chinese Lenovo is in talks to acquire Japanese Fujitsu's pc division, with a deal planned for later this month.
Luxury concern LVMH acquired Rimowa, suitcase manufacturer, for 640 million euro. It is also the very first German company in LVMH's portfolio.
Talks between the German supermarket chain Kaiser’s Tengelmann and its biggest competitors Edeka and Rewe about Edeka's intention to acquire Tengelmann led to nothing once more, which means Tengelmann's position has become far more problematic.
Italian Sempione Retail wants to acquire Swiss fashion chain Charles Vögele, whose board of directors asked its shareholders to accept the bid.
Unilever is set to acquire Seventh Generation, a company focused mainly on ecological cleaning agents, for about 700 million dollars (625 million euro).
American HP has acquired Samsung's printer division for 1.05 billion dollars (935 million euro), its largest printer-focused acquisition ever.
Belgian brewery Bosteels, which manufactures beers like Kwak and Tripel Karmeliet, has finally found a buyer. Not Heineken or Duvel Moortgat, like the rumours stated, but AB InBev.