Dutch fashion company R&S Retail Group, which owns Miss Etam, has tabled a bid for Belgian FNG (Fred & Ginger and several other brands). The Belgian company would remain in control, even if it were acquired.
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American paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has acquired its competitor Valspar for 8.3 billion euro and together they will now become the world's largest paint company
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Italian liquor manufacturer Campari has acquired its French competitor Grand Marnier for 679 million euro, after both parties agreed the deal on Tuesday.
McCain Foods and Towerbrook Capital Partners have signed a deal regarding a majority stake in frozen food manufacturer Van Geloven. Towerbrook will continue to be a shareholder and will continue to support the company's expansion plans.
The world's largest travel suitcase manufacturer, Samsonite, is about to acquire its American competitor Tumi, according to business paper The Wall Street Journal.
The Carrefour Group has signed an agreement with the Eroski Group to acquire 36 of its compact hypermarkets in Spain. Carrefour will also obtain 8 shopping centers and 22 gas stations in the deal.
American cosmetics company Estée Lauder has expanded its perfume portfolio with a new brand, By Kilian. No information was divulged about the sum it had to pay to acquire the perfume brand.
Japanese beer brewer Asahi has acquired SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beer brands, which it was forced to sell to enable a merger with Belgian AB InBev.
The European Commission approved American Carlyle Group's acquisition of Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller. It feels there is no overlap between Hunkemöller and the investor's other activities.
Bankrupted department store chain V&D has finally found a new owner and will therefore relaunch. Entrepreneur Roland Kahn, mostly known for his clothing chain Coolcat, is the chain's new owner.
Dutch-Danish personal shopping service The Cloakroom is now the property of German competitor Modomoto. The company, based in Amsterdam, will continue to exist as a separate brand for the time being.
American cable company Liberty Global has pulled out of the bidding proces to acquire telecom company T-Mobile's Dutch subsidiary. For a very long time, Liberty Global was the prime candidate.
West Flemish Bekaert Textiles has acquired its (equally West Flemish) competitor, DesleeClama. The two textile companies are the self-proclaimed worldwide leader when it comes to the manufacturing and sale of mattress fabrics.
Liquor manufacturer Pernod Ricard has signed a deal to acquire gin Monkey 47's majority of shares. The German gin brand has to provide additional growth in the increasingly popular gin segment of the market.
Bankrupted Quiksilver may possibly leave the stock exchange, if the American court approves an Oaktree Capital Management refinancing plan, which would give the firm more than 90 % of shares.